The photographer who met our group told me that someone tried to steal on of the glass elements that make up one of the glass sculptures. She lost her shoe when she tried to make a run for it and then got lost in the gardens as she tried to make her get away. Barefoot amongst the cacti is a poor idea; but then so was trying to make off with a piece of sculpture.
Each of these glass spheres is about 30" in diameter. There were about 80 of them stacked in a towering sculpture. Making sure my reflection was not in the frame was bit of a challenge owing to the mirrored surfaces.
Dale Chihuly is an American blown glass artist. While in Scottsdale I attended an early morning photo shoot at the Phoenix Botanical Garden called 'Chihuly in the Garden'. For a limited time a specially created series of Chihuly blown glass pieces are placed throughout the garden. Over the next few days I'll present some of the images taken before and after sunrise. Here's the first.