It was as if some advanced civilization sought to mock our ideas about natural beauty, heightening them and exaggerating them, fashioning vibrant, otherworldly creations that resemble plants and flowers boosted by alien DNA.
Or, as my two-year-old son put it: “Look at the monsters!”
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Monstrous or beautiful, Dale Chihuly’s glass pieces – which can be seen today until 4:30 or from 6:30 to 9:30 tonight at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden -- are worth a look. The exhibition, “Chihuly at Fairchild,” has been up since December, and tonight’s the last night. --Frank Houston