Dale Chihuly, the rock star of the art glass scene. The close-up shot (the object is about three feet in diameter) clearly demonstrates that glass can take almost any form and be beautiful, if not a bit erotic.
The object is on display at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. It is a place that only seems to get better with each visit. A unique mixture of art, history, architecture, science, technology, demonstration and more. They are presently working on yet another expansion that will be uniquely almost completely glass... walls, roof and all. It will glow inside during the day and glow outside at night. I am looking forward to visiting again in the spring.