Friday, January 13, 2006

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden







I had the day off from work, and went on an outing with the family. We drove to the south end of Interstate 95 and then kept going south for a while and then east and there we were at the Fairchild Gardens. It is an enormous plot of land dedicated to the study and preservation of all kinds of tropical plants. Right now the gardens are also the site of an exhibit of glass art by Dale Chihuly. We took a lot of photos, so I'm sharing pictures in lieu of trying to describe the artwork.








6 comments:

CagedRabbit said...

Beautiful pictures. I love Dale Chihuly's work, especially in natural settings. Of course, you can hardy turn around here without running into something by Chihuly, although I haven't been to the museum in Tacoma yet. I read an article last week about Chihuly suing a couple of people for copying his work (they had formerly worked for him)...

mostlylurking in Seattle

Anonymous said...

Pictures came out nice, mum =D

yellojkt said...

The Chihuly stuff is gorgeous. That would be great to see.

Read/Think/Live said...

cagedrabbit: I saw a video of how Chihuly creates the artwork. In the video, his hands never touch it. He has a team of workers who produce it and he gives them directions. If he's giving one worker directions, the others are continuing on their own, remembering or imagining what he wants them to do. If those people go to their own studio and create work on their own, I don't think he has a right to sue them. Of course, I'm not an intellectual property lawyer. I'll know more after the Achenshirt/Carbucks litigation is settled. (kidding!!)

CagedRabbit said...

Yes, that's why I think it will be an interesting case. It is going forward to trial, and they're comparing some specific pieces. There's a whole glass art industry that he's spawned - and I don't know what prompted him to sue.

TBG said...

Not sure where you live, but have you ever been to the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead? Mr. G and I were visiting southern Fla. a few years ago and made a side trip here. Not as beautiful as where you were, but a pretty cool place nonetheless.

http://www.floridaplants.com/fruit&spice/