Sunday, 25 August 2019

Chihuly and Kew - Reflections on Reflections

"I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there."
                                                                      Dale Chihuly

2019 saw the Chihuly exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, "Reflections on nature". These are my reflections on his reflections and on Kew Gardens, which I have visited regularly since a child.

The Kew pagoda features in my novel, "Witchlight", but it is the old pagdoda as was, prior to this gilded and colourful restoration where the dragons flaunt themselves brazenly alongside the peacocks.