Candy Rant

"I killed a rat with a stick once."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

More Chihuly Glass

This is called "The Sun."

It was especially enticing because we don't get much of that here. In the desert. In the summer.

Scott and I were arrested when we took a sledgehammer to it.

All they had to do was call it something else. "Ramen Noodles on the Rampage" perhaps.


  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger Citlali said…

    Wow, sounds crazy alright. The art and the heat. Ok, you guys are crazy too. Maybe they'll have a midnight showing and you can finish the tour. ha. Cool stuff. Way to brave the heat. = ]

  • At 8:26 PM, Anonymous futuresis said…

    That piece is called "The Sun" because it was inspired by my reaction to the Phoenix heat. The artist saw me in the parking lot of the Target on Litchfield and Thomas and snapped a photograph. I always burst into flames when I went outdoors in Arizona, but for some reason, I never burned up entirely. I suppose that is what hell is like. Continuous burning; but unmercifully, never death.

    I'm sweating profusely now just from the memory.

  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I saw balloon "art" at the circus once. How many pictures of Chihuly do you have?

    You need to come home. Now.

    :) Steve

  • At 9:10 PM, Anonymous futuresis said… hasn't been that long, and I already forgot. It was the Target on Litchfield and McDowell. Duh. Anyway, I was in flames. So naturally, I wasn't too aware of my surroundings at the time.

  • At 9:27 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Citlali, a midnight showing would've been cool. Literally. I'd be glad to see his stuff with a flashlight.

  • At 9:28 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Futuresis, the first place in Phoenix where I felt faint from the heat was ALSO in a Target parking lot. I staggered inside and fell onto the bench in customer service and they brought me a bottle of water, even though I already had one in my hand.
    It was the Target on 7th Ave and Camelback.
    What is it about Target and Hell?

  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Steve, We've got 71 photos of Chihuly stuff. Which is why we STILL have heat exhaustion.

    Ah, but it was worth it! Sort of.

    OK, not at all.

  • At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Tony said…

    Saw Chihuly (obviously a made-up name) here at the Botanical Gardens. Sci-Fi feel about it--or jungle movies where the expendable characters are victims of the people-eating flora. Lots of screaming and arm-waving--but that's quite understandable given the circumstances. Always loved those cool sun-helmets.

    My father lived in Tucson and I remember it could be a little warmish come summertime.

  • At 1:58 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Tony, we saw a movie exactly like that the other night. No kidding. It was from the early 70s, about a nuclear mishap in the Phillipines, and the trees go nuts and start grabbing people and boa-constricting them. You would have loved it. It's called "Danger on Tiki Island."

  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger participant-observer said…

    There's a great Chihuly special on PBS from time to time... has a lot of great glass blowers. And you get to see how Chihuly "works"--puts 75 colored pencils in his hand and scribbles and then has other people make it.

    It is my idea of work. I wonder how I can make that work for a lecturer position..

  • At 10:16 PM, Blogger Sparrow said…

    I remember heat like that. It was during our "lets work at summer camp in california" time of life. We would turn on the sprinklers in the riding ring so the kids and horses could be steam cooked rather than brioled. The horses would actually pace in front of the waving water for a few more moments of coolness bliss. We topped out at 125 that summer. How high does the mercury rise there?

  • At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Scott P said…

    We don't get above 115ยบ very often, Sparrow, but there's always a 3 week stretch right around there.

    Which makes us dive for the pool, and hope the water's not boiling.


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