Fiori di Como: The Bellagio

Dale Chihuly, in his own words:

Steve Wynn started talking to me about the ceiling at the Bellagio long before construction even began. He wanted me to make a “spectacular” piece in the lobby of the hotel that would rival the aquarium at the Mirage, and generate more interest. Back in Seattle, we built the entire seventy-by-thirty-foot ceiling, full-scale, at my studio. The commission, as contracted, called for a whole new armature type and about a thousand new “flowers.” Steve visited several times, loved it, and wanted even more glass. Finally FIORI DI COMO was installed with over two thousand handblown glass elements.

Dale Chihuly: The Bellagio: Las Vegas, Nevada

Fiori di Como: Dale Chihuly: The Bellagio: Las Vegas, Nevada

I’m not a photographer, so there’s no use pretending it is so. What is worth pretending is that I’m back at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada… drink in hand… gazing at the Chihuly instalation… enjoying my first taste of freedom.

Oh, and also the water show in front of the Bellagio (again, no need to critique my video skills):

Advertisements

What do you think? Share!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s