The Captivating Glass Art of Dale Chihuly

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Dale Chihuly glass art
Dale Chihuly glass art (seattlebloggers)

To observe the captivating glass art of Dale Chihuly is to witness something truly spectacular.  Chihuly’s work is on display at over 200 museum locations worldwide and graces public gardens and historic sites.  He is a master of his craft and creates truly amazing works of art and architectural structures.  Here is a look at this prolific artist and his magic creations.

Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA
Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA

“Glass has the ability, more than any other material, to bring joy and a certain happiness to people.” -Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly display in Seattle
Dale Chihuly display in Seattle (seattlerefined)
"The Scrambler" by Dale Chihuly
“The Scrambler” by Dale Chihuly (thescrambler)

Dale Chihuly was born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington.  He studied interior design at the University of Washington.  After graduating, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country at the Rhode Island School of Design.  He extended his love of glass to establish a glass program and taught for over a decade.

Magical glass art by Dale Chihuly
Magical glass art by Dale Chihuly (beautifulwashington)
Dale Chihuly's glass art sculpture "The Mendota Wall"
Dale Chihuly’s glass art sculpture “The Mendota Wall” (publicart.wisc.edu)

With a fellowship in hand, Dale Chihuly went to Venice, Italy to work at the Venini glass factory to learn more about the team method of blowing glass.  This is the method he uses today to create his large variety of work.

Dale Chihuly display
Dale Chihuly display (seattlerefined)

Chihuly’s work is very organic in shape, with undulating lines and colors that form intricate patterns.

Dale Chihuly glass art
Dale Chihuly glass art (mcallisterfossum)

Dale Chihuly’s work that is not on permanent display can be seen at botanical gardens and museums.  Check area schedules, for his art travels to various locations throughout the year.

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Dale Chihuly glass installation at Denver Botanic Gardens
Dale Chihuly glass installation at Denver Botanic Gardens

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” –Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly glass ceiling installation
Dale Chihuly glass ceiling installation (aroundtheworld-seattle-wa)
Gorgeous Dale Chihuly art glass
Gorgeous Dale Chihuly art glass (nooneartist.wordpress)
Dale Chihuly art glass
Dale Chihuly art glass (prideinphotos)

“Glass itself is so much like water.  If you let it go on its own, it almost ends up looking like something that came from the sea.” –Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly art glass
Dale Chihuly art glass (normack.deviantart)
Dale Chihuly display
Dale Chihuly display (chihuly.com)

Visit the Chihuly Garden & Glass in Seattle, Washington to see these amazing works of art up close and personal.

 

 

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