Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BOTANICAL GLASS EXHIBITION (Planterra Conservatory - West Bloomfield, MI)

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning."












Extraordinary works of glass art mixed with collections of exotic and unusual botanicals unique creations from Detroit-based Furnace Design Studio

West Bloomfield, MI

(3/24 - 4/3 2011)

26 comments:

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

As always, your photo collages are just so wonderful!!!! We should start planning a mini spring fling here in Detroit, like we were kinda talkin' 'bout.

Cher' Shots said...

WOW ~ Beautiful! So are they actual pictures transferred magically onto glass? I'm so curious.
'hugs from afar'

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Did you get to see them in person, amazing.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Shirley said...

The glasswork is amazing! The colours, textures and design is lovely combined with the greenery and flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Malinda said...

This is gorgeous - I love glass botanicals. We visited Dale Chihuly's glass museum last year. It was so inspiring.

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Goodness Joey, that's amazing! Have you read Clara and Mr. Tiffany? It explains so much about glass blowing and how they made the windows and lamps. Thought of it while I was perusing your photos. They look like stained glass.~~Dee

TYRA said...

Wonderful, I wish I could have seen it 'live'.I saw something similar a few years ago at Kew Gardens.

Just one day left of March Joey...bye bye winter and hallo April and spring ;-)

xoxo Tyra

Shady Gardener said...

Last Spring we visited friends in Mesa, AZ. There was Dale Chihuly glass works all over their local desert museum. It was beautiful - but when I was in the mood to see the blooms, the glass would often outstage.

This museum was certainly artistically designed in many ways - and your photos are again, very special. :-)

One said...

What a great exhibition! I could have spent many hours there. Thank you for sharing.

joey said...

Thank you, dear Monica. Yes, Sunday was delightful and agree, we should/must all meet.

Beautiful glass sculpture combined with exotic botanical, Cher. Click on Furnace Design Studio and Planterra Conservatory for more info.

Yes, Jen, a delightful exhibit. Wish you lived near. So much to see ... so much to shoot. Like Monica, you would have so enjoyed not only the stunning exhibit but quality time with me :)

Yes, yes, yes, dear Tyra! I'm more than ready ... bring it on! Wish you lived near ... I would have so enjoyed sharing the event, actually any event, with you. Happy April, dear friend :)

Thank you kindly, Shirley. It was indeed lovely.

So I have heard, Malinda. Welcome and thank you. Happy April :)

Fortunate it was near, Dee. Both Monica and I thoroughly enjoyed the lovely shared afternoon. I am making note of Clara and Mr. Tiffany ... right up my alley. I have lots of treasured stained glass in my home. Happy April gardening :)

Thank you, dear Shady. As many have mention, Dale Chihuly glass works is amazing ... a must on my list to see. Happy April :)

Happy to see you and indeed it was, One. So much to see ... a true delight.

Andrea said...

Yes Joey, they are spectacular! If seen in these collages, someone might interchange the real from the mimic. They might be very difficult to make, can you give some idea how costly they are?

Zoey said...

What beautiful works of art. I would love to see that exhibit.

Patsi said...

Great fun !
The glass art looks like Dale Chihulys. Love his work.

Kala said...

Beautiful collages Joey. Wish I could see this exhibit in person.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

How truly beautiful. The glass sculptures are stunning, and yet still appear organic enough, at least in your photographs, that I had to look a second time at few to realize they weren't plants! Truly extraordinary!

joey said...

Andra, they are spectacular ... small works in the thousands ... big in the big thousands $$$!

Not too late, Zoey ... exhibit on until 4/3. Worth the trip .. run down ... :) BTW ... how's the snow? We are heading up north tomorrow ...

That's what everyone says, Patsi. So, happy April gardening, fun friend :)

How fun to have you beside me with our cameras, Kala! Great fun :)

A lovely day, Clare, and delighted it was near and able to incorporate it in our upside/down life. Happy April :)

Carol said...

What fun Joey! I love the magic you made with these whimsical glass blooms in your collages. Master at it as always. Beautiful!

joey said...

How kind, Carol. Thank you. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

sweetbay said...

Beautiful collages!! My favorite of his works are the mushrooms ~ they are both gorgeous and have a wonderful whimsy to them.

joey said...

My favorite too, Sweetbay. Thank you.

Wendy said...

oooh, this is very very cool!

joey said...

Indeed very cool, Wendy :)

Kathleen said...

Your photos are so beautiful ~ I can only imagine what it would be like to see the glass and blooms in person. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for a display like this in our state ~ at least I hope to see something similar someday.
Happy Spring Joey! I hope you've had a bit of warm weather there?

joey said...

Indeed an amazing show, Kathleen. Thank you for your kind comment. Happy spring :)

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