Saturday, September 07, 2013
Friday, September 06, 2013
These Cacti are made entirely of glass! They are part of a 4300 piece collection of glass flowers created by father and son Blaschka, some parts hand blown and some heated and shaped. They were created between 1889 and 1936 with very basic tools. I will say more about them as I post more of them in coming days. On exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, I recall seeing (and being enchanted with) these flowers as a child.
How delightful to find and see them again recently!