Tacoma interlude: Chihuly's grocery bags

photo by Ballard Avenue

Our self-imposed 65-word limit renders a full discussion of glass artist Dale Chihuly's essential lameness impossible, but you would be excused if you thought this work on his "Bridge of Glass" in Tacoma was actually a collection of grocery bags nailed to a lamppost. Thankfully Tacoma's lovely old Union Station, now a US Courthouse, offers up a little creative legitimacy to the picture.