The Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) staged a 30-piece exhibition of fused glass sculptures by Craig Mitchell Smith a few years ago. I recently promised to share some pictures from the glasshouse, so here they are.
In some shots, it’s not easy to tell glass from leaf. My favourites are the iridescent, lustrous pieces.
The glass was brought to life by spot lights: it must have looked wonderful in the evening when surrounding darkness enriched the colours.
I note on Craig Mitchell Smith’s website that he prefers to have his artwork speak for itself. I’m happy to go with that!
Shared (the square ones, at least) for Becky’s BrightSquares. Only one more day after today!
33 Replies to “Craig Mitchell Smith’s MOBOT Garden Of Glass Exhibition”
Wowsah! Utterly beautiful. How I would like to have a few in my garden. Wouldn’t have to worry about dry shade. 😉
Guaranteed all year colour!
My wife and I usually see most exhibits at MoBot, especially if they are a good photo op like this. Sorry I missed it but glad you shared you view of it.
Fabulous post Susan, they’re stunning!
Oh wow, that’s very different. It must be stunning in certain light conditions.
They are very different at night.
Your usual fine photographic framing
I enjoy glass art, and especially glass flowers; these are lovely. I have to confess I was spoiled by the Blaschka models at Harvard; their realism is stunning. But I wouldn’t turn down an opportunity to see an exhibit like this. I imagine seeing them in sunlight would be quite an experience.
I enjoyed the Blaschka glass too.
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