After receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, Dale Chihuly went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing
glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly
cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this
international glass center, he has led the avant-garde in the
development of glass as a fine art.
Konoko Falls, located at the Shaw Park Estate in Ocho Rios, St Ann, Jamaica could easily be among the reasons that St Ann was named the garden parish. Set in the hills of the former Coyaba Gardens, its lush vegetation, calming waters, and scores of indigenous flowering plants make you want to forget you have a home to return to once you sample its delights.
The new name - Konoko - is the Arawak word for rainforest, and now it’s also the name of the newly recreated haven for both visitors and locals to retreat to for relaxation, students to study, take a journey through Jamaica’s historic past, or simply to enjoy nature’s bounty.
Dale Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including twelve honorary
doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
TM!Root: I don’t think I have much time left. There’s something else I wanted to tell you before I’m gone.
Shaw: Is this the part where you tell me that…
Shaw: I should live out the rest of my days in peace?
Shaw: Grow an herb garden or something?
TM!Root: No. I chose you for exactly who you are, but there’s something I think
Root had wanted to say to you.
TM!Root: You always thought there was something
wrong with you because you don’t feel things the way other people do.
But she always felt that was what made you beautiful. She wanted you to
know that if you were a shape, you were a straight line. An arrow.