Thursday, May 18, 2006

Fiesta Tower




The Fiesta Tower, a glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly installed a few years ago at the library. It looks so different in different lights, we will try others at different times. This one is in the bright morning sun.

10 comments:

  1. Oh excellent shot Sarita! I may have to steal this one.

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  2. I bet that sculpture was a lot of fun to make.

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  3. At first I thought it was balloons, wow!

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  4. It was a lot of fun to watch them install it too! Will try to get another shot maybe in the evening sometime to show how tall it is.

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  5. so colourful! it does look like balloons!

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  6. They do look like balloons. You can see other of his tower type installations on his website.

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  7. Wow, that's a fascinating glass sculpture!

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  8. Gorgious shot! Just out of curiosity, how big is it?

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  9. Louz, just for you...

    The "Fiesta Tower" armature weighs approximately 1,000 lbs. The glass parts (in mock-up) weigh approximately 3,500 lbs. The total weight of the sculpture (glass and armature (in mock-up) is approximately 4,500 lbs.

    The height of the tower is 20 feet, 8 inches. The total height of the tower (from the floor to the top of the glass is 26 feet, 10 inches.

    There are 917 glass parts in the tower. The average length of each glass part is 3 feet.

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