bowl, originally uploaded by schajie.

Photo taken at the Glass in the Garden Chihuly at the Missouri Botanical Garden  

The bowl is an example of Chihuly’s fabulously distinctive style. I know it’s not mosaic but if you’re into glass & in the area don’t miss this exhibit… http://www.mobot.org/chihuly/  his installations are mind blowing & it’s been held over til Jan.1 2007!

a bit from Dale Chihuly’s bio:

“A prodigiously prolific artist whose work balances content with an investigation of the material’s properties of translucency and transparency, Chihuly began working with glass at a time when reverence for the medium and for technique was paramount.  A student of interior design and architecture in the early 1960s, by 1965 he had become captivated by the process of glassblowing.  He enrolled in the University of Wisconsin’s hot glass program, the first of its kind in the United States, established by Studio Glass movement founder Harvey K. Littleton.  After receiving a degree in sculpture, Chihuly was admitted to the ceramics program at the Rhode Island School of Design, only to establish its renowned glass program, turning out a generation of recognized artists…”

For more of Dale Chihuly’s biography click here.