Found this interesting video of the de-installation of Chihuly's Sun at the Desert Botanical Garden. The exhibit ended on May 31st. The temperatures that week were just about hitting the 100 degree mark. I can only imagine how much Team Chihuly was looking forward to returning to Seattle. It's a dry heat and 100 degrees is a real scorcher!
Dale Chihuly's The Sun, stood sentry over the Ottosen Entry Garden at Desert Botanical Garden for more than six months. With more than 1,200 separate pieces of glass and an armature weighing in at thousands of pounds, this sculpture was one of the more monumental on display. Watch as Team Chihuly dismantles the sculpture and prepares it for shipment back to the Chihuly Studio in Seattle.
And here's another interesting video on the dismantling of the Chiostro di Sant' Apollonia Chandelier. I regret not having photographed the gorgeous chandelier.
Dale Chihuly's Chiostro di Sant' Apollonia Chandelier once hung over the canals in Chihuly Over Venice. It made a spectacular addition to the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery at Desert Botanical Garden. Team Chihuly carefully dismantles the sculpture for shipment back to the Chihuly Studio in Seattle.