This week, I saw this…



Sometimes you can see something in a way that is like seeing it for the first time. This is a glass installation hanging in the lobby of CMoA, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve created images of it before, but this time I saw something completely different in the work. What led to this new appreciation of the forms? I looked up.


Lego cloud
Look, a cloud!


Saturday, I joined our local camera group for a day of shooting in Columbus. Our first stop was at a local conservatory to see an orchid show. However, the second stop at the Columbus Museum of Art was the highlight for me. You all know that I like a great art museum.

The featured exhibit was a gallery full of Lego art, of which, these clouds were my favorite.


Lego Clouds
Lego Clouds


Art is a curious concept. What is art to me may not be art to you. Most of this exhibit consisted of curious and interesting constructs made with the little plastic blocks. But, was it art? This was one of those times where I walked around thinking that “I could do that!” However, there were a few pieces that were interesting to see.


dale chihuly

Chihuly 3


When it comes to non-photographic art, I generally find myself drawn to watercolors and, dutch masters, and the impressionists. I can name only a handful of current artists beyond the few that I am personally acquainted with. Dale Chihuly is among those few well known artists whose work is instantly recognizable to me.


Chihuly 2


His name comes so easily to mind because of the beautiful glass medium that he works within and the organic shapes that he creates. His peaces are easily recognizable.


Chihuly 4


Chihuly 1


Franklin Park Conservatory, located just east of downtown Columbus, Ohio has a large permanent collection of Chihuly glass sculptures that warrant a visit if you are ever in the area. Installed within the indoor gardens, the sculptures mingle with the gorgeous plants and flowers and can be visited year round without needing to worry about the weather. As an added bonus, many of the pieces are located within the tropical butterfly house.

Lovely art, beautiful flowers, and butterflies. How can you go wrong with a combination like that?