Monday, November 14, 2011

Sculpture at the Phipps Conservatory

Here are my last few photos from our visit to the Phipps Conservatory a few weeks ago.  Everything there was so beautiful, but my favorite sight was these sculptures by Hans Godo Frabel.  Their long lines are both whimsical and elegant at the same time, and they seem right at home among the dark water and hanging moss in this display. 

Also on display were several glass pieces by Dale Chihuly.  My sister and brother-in-law took me to see an exhibit of his in Virginia Beach when I was a teenager, and I fell in love with the color and form of his work.  Each piece seems to be a celebration of life, and never has this seemed more evident to me than when I saw them bursting from the gardens at the Phipps.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Plants of the Phipps Conservatory

I promised some more photos from our visit to the Phipps Conservatory here in Pittsburgh, and here they are.  The variety of the plants was incredible.  Sometimes the leaves were as interesting as the flowers.  The folks there really do a wonderful job of bringing you unexpected color, texture, and form in the plantings.