This glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly was displayed at the Kew Gardens orchid festivalin March. I liked it for it's brightness and complexity and density and roundness, but it didn't feel right alongside the lush, fragile, pastel orchids. I can't think they were the kind of thing the artist was alluding to. It came back to me, though, when I saw the bright bush, with all those same qualities, flowering in my street.
I had wanted to visit Kew Gardens so much when I was in London a few weeks ago. How I love that place! No one I was with really wanted to do that and I convinced myself that it was too early in the season - blah, blah! We had seen a wonderful exhibit of Chihuly in Buffalo a few years ago, and then again in Seattle a couple of years later - the thought of Chihuly at Kew is too much for me to bear that I was so close to seeing it. Thanks so much for this piece!