"I want my work to appear like it came from nature," Dale Chihuly once stated. "So that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think that it belonged there." Since 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass has grown to be an urban oasis found at the base of the Space Needle. What was once an amusement park on an asphalt lot is now a treasure of sculptural wonders amid broad-leaved trees, pansies, woodland tulips, and more. Wandering the acre and a half, visitors experience a garden like no other, one that changes with the seasons.
In the Chihuly Garden and Glass book Color for All Seasons: Field Guide, art lovers can discover the garden in a new way. From its inception, when designer Richard Hartlage and Dale Chihuly began creating the garden setting and the art installed within it, it's been a special place. Cared for and maintained by head gardener Shanna Jones and her team, the garden evolves as the plants grow, changing day by day. Chihuly's Red Reeds are surrounded by maple trees. His Pacific Sun rises from flowering grasses. The creamy orange Chihuly roses flower above the Chandelier Walkway. Magnolias in bloom, primroses lining the paths, and ornamental kale not only complement the artwork but become works of art in and of themselves.
Color for All Seasons: Field Guide is the perfect companion for garden enthusiasts and fans of the iconic Chihuly artwork that calls Chihuly Garden and Glass home.