"You've never seen artwork that blew your mind?"
Decades ago, I was doing a stage show portraying a hot artist who had his next six works pre-sold. For research, I contacted a local curator, and had him lead me through a handful of art openings, and talk to me about what would be happening, and what was going on in the artist's mind.
His wife was really, really excited about one of the artists being shown one night, some unknown glass artist from the Northwest. Before we went into the exhibition room, she said, "I judge artists by how much their work talks to me, and this guy SCREAMS." I went around the corner, and was totally knocked out. I'd never seen such vibrant colors in any glass works, anywhere. Then she said he never uses dyes, just natural ingredients, like cobalt for blue. I still remember to this day how overwhelmed I was. Completely knocked on my azzzzz.
I've been a fan of Dale Chihuly ever since.