I find sources of inspiration everywhere. Color is by far the strongest influence for me, then shape. I’ve recently started taking my camera with me wherever I go, so I can record those nuggets in digital files rather than try to remember them (goodness knows my memory isn’t what it used to be).
In the summer of 2008, the de Young Museum in San Francisco was host to an exhibit by contemporary glass artist Dale Chihuly. Imagine 11 rooms filled with ensembles of works in blown glass – each more spectacular than the last.
It was all very theatrical – with lighting to set off and showcase the glass sculptures. As we meandered from room to room, it just got better and better. The colors were so vibrant!
If you have the opportunity to attend a Dale Chihuly exhibit, I hope you take the time. It won’t disappoint you – I promise! Check out his website to look up the schedule of his current and upcoming exhibitions.
As of yet – there have been no quilts born from these images – I like to savor each and every photo – and I never get tired of looking at them! Here’s to inspiration overload!