Wander around Gardens by the Bay and you can also enjoy a collection of art, including sculptures like the Moongate. Now, within the Cloud Forest dome, there is yet another piece which visitors can enjoy – Dale Chihuly’s Ethereal White Persians sculpture.
Ethereal White Persians Sculpture
Following the Dale Chihuly exhibition held at Gardens by the Bay last year, the Tanoto Foundation has decided to present a gift to Gardens by the Bay for its 10th anniversary this year in the form of the Ethereal White Persians glass sculpture.
The Tanoto Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation founded by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto based on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to realise his or her full potential.
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Dale Chihuly Sculpture at Gardens by the Bay
Thanks to the Tanoto Foundation, Dale Chihuly’s Ethereal White Persians sculpture will now be a permanent feature at the Lost World on the topmost level of the cooled conservatory.
Anderson Tanoto, Member of the Board of Trustees, Tanoto Foundation, said, “In celebration of Gardens by the Bay’s 10th anniversary as a People’s Garden, Tanoto Foundation is honoured to make the Ethereal White Persians a permanent feature at the Cloud Forest. The Foundation’s work has been driven by our mission to provide equal opportunities to the community mainly through education, medical research and youth leadership. Similarly, we believe access to internationally-renowned art should be for all in Singapore to enjoy. At nine feet tall and an assembly of 97 individual glass pieces, the Ethereal White Persians by Dale Chihuly is awe-inspiring. It signifies perseverance, the pursuit of excellence, and reflects the positive spirit of constantly pushing boundaries to open new horizons. We hope this art piece can inspire many Singaporeans.”
Leslie Chihuly, President & CEO, Chihuly Studio, said, “Last year, we had the incredible opportunity of mounting Dale’s first major garden exhibition in Asia, at Gardens by the Bay. We are honoured that this installation will remain in the Gardens for all to enjoy, and we are grateful to the Tanoto Foundation for making this possible.”