Friday, February 1, 2013
Fairchild Gardens End of the Day Tower - Picture
That's the story with this particular sculpture.
It's a rather famous one. It's the Dale Chihuli work called "The End Of The Day Tower".
Visiting Fairchild Tropical Gardens, you will stumble across quite a few pieces of public art. In the case of this work, the entire piece is a collection of pieces of hand blown glass that were knitted or stacked together. The resulting tower is mounted in a small pond with fish that were the same colors as the main parts of the work.
The thing is that the building didn't really have a clear place to enter. No signs saying "Hey dummy, come on in here", or something like that. We found a door that looked plausible and walked through a couple different rooms until we found this particular display.
Luckily, the sun was shining on the Tower and creating a display of colored light on the fish.
So nice of a display that one of the volunteers there made it a point to have me look at it. "You're lucky you got to see it. This morning it wasn't sunny enough to look right".
Nothing Fishy about that!