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Desert Botanical Garden: Chihuly, Part 3

This week I attended the Desert Botanical Garden members' annual meeting where, among other things, they presented a slide show of the installation of the Chihuly exhibit. The logistics were staggering — five semis transporting 1516 boxes of glass, 13 crates, 10 pallets, 2 boats. In total some 5,380 pieces of glass. There were 17 major installations. The Sun alone weighed 7,997 pounds. Although the exhibit is now gone, one will remain — The Desert Tower which was installed in the entry area just outside the gardens and which is on a lease-to-purchase arrangement.

And now, continuing our tour of the Chihuly special exhibit...

The tour continues next week...

Life is good.

B. David

P. S., All photos and text © B. David Cathell Photography, Inc.