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My Blue Dots
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Chandelier

We went to Seattle
to see the piece.


Top of Chandelier

Lg. Chandelier - people


Bottom two parts of chandelier
Bottom two parts of chandelier





View of the blown glass

(Approximately 1,800 pieces)
Close up view






Sue McCollum
and Dale Chihuly
Dale and Sue







 Stanford Red


He showed up in his Stanford red
And had just a few words to say.
We were viewing his breathtaking chandelier
That would be installed at Stanford someday.


We all arrived before him
And were awestruck by what we did see.
The enormity of this stunning piece
Had a powerful impact on me.


The walls were dark and the three pieces
Were hung side by side so that we,
Could see the piece in its entirety
And it was a magnificent sight to see.


The piece touched our heart, soul, and mind
As only an art piece can do.
At Stanford it will continue to touch
All those who view it too.


The creative work by Dale and his team
Will forever inspire many others.
To be creative in their own fields
Be they businessmen, students, or mothers.


Sue McCollum
3-21-10








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Message from

          Sue McCollum


Dear Friends,Sue & Ornament
     
      Dale Chihuly's innovative work is internationally known, as is the new cutting edge work of stem cell research. Thus we are marrying these two creative but very different disciplines together in the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building at Stanford University.

     The purpose of this marriage is  to stimulate creative thinking in all the disciplines at Stanford as well as in the community, for it is that creative spark that ignites the great fires of innovation in all area of life. 

    This magnificent glass installation by renowned artist, Dale Chilhuly (www.chihuly.com) will serve as a muse to foster creativity and innovation in all disciplines.

      If you would like to join us in this vision and be a part of  this once in a lifetime project, please email me at:

sue@suemccollum.com   Subject:Chihuly Project
                               
                 Until Next Time........
                         Sue



      CANCER will be
                           CURED sometime
                                   why
not NOW?




My Blue Dots - Chihuly Chandelier



Before the chandelier is shipped to Stanford,
it
is first completed at the Chihuly Studio in Seattle. The finished chandelier is 33 1/2  feet and the studio ceiling is much less, thus this three piece chandelier had to be installed in two sections.

The chandelier will now be taken down, packed, and shipped to Stanford to be installed in the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Building in the summer of 2010.
Entire piece





     From this vision - to reality

Chihuly Chandelier
Chihuly
Chandelier


One of the largest hanging
chandelier in a
permanent collection in the western world.


32 1/2 feet from top to bottom

1,800 pieces


Weighs 2 1/2 ton


Installed in July of 2010


Dedication of piece fall of 2010



A gift to the Stanford Medical Center
from
 My Blue Dots




The new home for the
My Blue Dot - Chihuly Chandelier


The Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford University

Stem Cell Bldg.
       This stem cell building is currently the largest
      stem cell building in the country (200,000 sq.ft.)
      and will have 33 laboratories, 60 research
      collaboration benches, and more than 300
      scientists.


My Blue Dots

   
     We continue the original work of My Blue Dots... honoring those who wear the blue dots, informing others what the blue dots are,(tattoos you receive before you go through radiation) and supporting cancer research.
 
    My Blue Dots has supported Dr.Albert Koong, at Stanford, for ten years and he and his team have made many exciting discoveries with their research.


      We are also gifting ornaments to the Oncology Department at Stanford for the doctors to give to their patients when they finish their radiation treatments. This has been a successful program - appreciated by both the doctors and patients.

      All of these projects are available because of your
on going support and we thank you
                  

                 
www.mybluedots.org




Supporting Others


   
       As we all know, those going through this cancer experience need our love and support all year long.  These hand blown ornaments are one of a kind and are made to honor those who wear the blue dots.
(tattoos you receive that mark where the radiation beams go)
    
       They also stand as a symbol of a world free Blue Dot Ornamentof cancer.

        If you would like to purchase one of these beautiful hand blown ornaments, please visit our website at:
   
   www.mybluedots.org