Fiori Exhibit

Fiori, a Chihuly garden of glass, is currently on display at the Franklin Park Conservatory. From the Italian word for “flowers,” this new piece portrays a garden landscape. The current exhibit of Chihuly’s work is not as extensive as the 2003 show. My visit, however, was both relaxing and inspiring. The waterfalls in the various areas refreshed my soul as I soaked in the rushing water’s sounds. “Torchier,” striking pieces that resemble the Indian Paintbrush, is again featured in the desert area. The Niijima Floats were surrounded by swirling koa expecting us to feed them. The massive Sunset Tower, also in the Pacific Island water garden, offered a haven for contemplation. I was captivated by the myriad leaf colors and shapes throughout the Conservatory. The varied colors of the poinsettias and the poinsettia tree provide a colorful space for considering the meaning of the upcoming holidays. Fiori provides a respite from the hurried pace of our busyness.