This picture is of a Chihulie glass sculpture shown at an exhibit in the Desert Botanical Garden. His work reflects the original subject, as seen through the eyes of an artist. The subject is changed, transformed. The ordinary becomes extraordinary. Dale Chihuly, who was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941, has become an internationally celebrated personality in contemporary art and design whose prominence in the field of contemporary studio glass is unmatched. Chihuly’s most recent installations have focused on the idea of the garden, which stems from his first outdoor works at Pilchuck and his later, monumental Persians installations. The garden is a place of physical and spiritual delight that represents the perfect world, or paradise, I was amazed at how the sculptures blended in with the landscape. The marrying of beautiful glass and spiny cactus made it seem as though his work had grown there.
This quote was on a friends post--On this day, God wants you to know... that change is the very nature of life, welcome it. No glass ever became sand again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened fruit ever became a flower. Welcome change, and choose what kind of glass you create, what kind of bread you bake, what kind of fruit you harvest. We can't erase the past, but we can mold our future. We can learn from the past, and be wiser in the future. It is a daily process. We shouldn't dwell on the past, but push on to a more excellent future. Philippians 3:13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. NLT