Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculpture and entrepreneur. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture. Over five decades, Chihuly has explored new and old techniques, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. Chihuly draws inspiration from the world around him, creating statements using color and form to capture the imagination and catapult beyond conventional ideas of function and beauty. Through his artwork of glass blowing, creating eye-catching designs through molding of glass, Chihuly’s art appears in permanent collections all over the world, including in the United States (The Chihuly Collection housed in its building on Central Ave in St Petersburg, Florida), Canada, England, Singapore, etc.
Chihuly Cool Glass Sculptures and Artwork
Chihuly’s artwork includes baskets, Chandeliers, Cylinders, the crystal rose tower, Olympic glass tower, and many others. These sculptures are unimaginably beautiful and eye-catching.
In 1994, he received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.
In 2006, he received the American craft council’s, Gold Medal.
In 2011, he received the Fritz Redlich Alumni Award of the Institute of international education.
Cool Glass Sculptures – Galleries
Chihuly’s largest permanent exhibit can be found at the Okhlama city museum of art. Several other galleries also carry his pieces. He also has a gallery in Las Vegas in the Crystals in the Las Vegas City Center in Gallery Row. In 1983 Chihuly returned to his native Pacific Northwest where he continued to develop his work at the Pilchuck Glass School, which he had helped to found in 1971. Chihuly experimented with the team approach to glassblowing. Working with a team of master glassblowers and assistants has enabled him to produce architectural glass art of a scale and quantity unimaginable working alone or with only one assistant. In 2010 the Space needle Corporation submitted a proposal for an exhibition of Chihuly’s work at a site in the Seattle Center, in competition with proposals for other uses from several other groups. The project, which sees the new Chihuly exhibition hall occupy the site of the former Fun Forest amusement park in the Seattle Center park and entertainment complex, received the final green light from the Seattle City Council on April 25, 2011.
Some of Chihuly’s sculptures
Chihuly’s baskets have often been called the most innovative work done. Experimenting with the use of fire, gravity, and centrifugal force, found new ways to create asymmetrical vessels with thin, undulating walls. often grouped them in sets, with several small pieces nested within larger, wide-mouthed forms.
Since 1975, an ever-evolving range of Cylinders with glass thread drawings fused onto molten bubbles. This revolutionary pick-up drawing technique has allowed Chihuly to integrate a wide range of motifs starting with his early works, particularly patterns inspired by Native American textiles.
The glass on Glass articulates
Chihuly’s mastery of the transmission of light through transparent media. Comprising glass panels that are painted with vitreous-glass enamel, then layered atop one another to create a single unified vision, Glass on Glass invites interaction, revealing the surface of each distinct layer and the composition’s depth as the viewer changes position.
Chihuly’s sculptures are beautifully designed colored. Giving mesmerizing views and beautifying surroundings also.