Monday, April 30, 2007

At the Aquarium

The jellyfish exhibit has changed since it was the "new" exhibit years ago. Now they have a wing of it where they have integrated art that is evocative of jellies into the exhibit amongst the tanks. This is some of the amazing glass you walk past in the entry to that part of the exhibit. The large, flattish shapes are huge - probably 2 or 3 feet across. I didn't see any signs naming the artist who made the glasswork, but I would be REALLY surprised if it was not Dale Chihuly. Have you seen the awesome chandalier, or maybe it would be more properly called a glass-light-thingee, in the lobby of the Bellagio in Las Vegas? Yeah, the guy who made that (click the "Attractions" tab in the upper menu, and choose "Lobby" to see what I'm talking about).

I can't remember the name of these jellies, but they are SO cool looking - their tentacles are shorter and triangular rather than long and spaghetti-like. There were other kinds of jellies with other neato kinds of tentacles, but we got more video than photos.
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