Craig Mitchell Smith’s MOBOT Garden Of Glass Exhibition

Red poppies
Red Poppies

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.

Art Glass | Tropical foliage
Tropical Foliage

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.

Poppies Art Glass by Craig Mitchell Smith
Poppies

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!

Bromeliad
Bromeliad
Crepe Myrtle - red art glass
Crepe Myrtle
Tree of Life | Craig Mitchell Smith
Tree of Life
Bird of Paradise at MOBOT
Bird of Paradise
Heliconia Art Glass by Craig Mitchell Smith
Heliconia
Smoke Art Glass by Craig Mitchell Smith
Smoke

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”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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