Smooth as Glass

Silver Lining

Scott M. Leen
 

Silver Lining

Works from the "Seaform" series—spawned from the Basket series—are exquisite shapes formed from ribbed molds. Most are blown into circular objects of different shapes and sizes, like the set shown here. ( Seaform Set, 1981)

Under Kaleidoscope Sky

Terry Rishel
 

Under Kaleidoscope Sky

A stunning rainbow of designs Dale calls "seaforms" splatter across the ceiling as part of "Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000"-a project costing more than
$1 million. For more on Chihuly artwork featured in Jerusalem, visit chihuly.com. ( Persian Ceiling)

Cylindrical Style

Teresa N. Rishel
 

Cylindrical Style

One of 28 cylinders in the Jerusalem collection, these fanciful designs range from tall and skinny to short and wide, but all have Dale's unmistakable flair. See more at chihuly.com. (Jerusalem 2000 Cylinder #81, 1999)

Flowers Forever

Terry Rishel



Flowers Forever

 This striking flower looks so real, viewers can imagine the sweet aroma. Too bad a florist’s flowers won’t last as long as this glass bud. Ikebana Flower Detail , part of the "Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass" exhibit at Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois)


 

Peculiar Potted Plants

Terry Rishel

Peculiar Potted Plants

Ikebana is the name for Japanese flower arranging that emphasizes harmony and balance. The Chihuly interpretation of ikebana consists of glass bases, stems of different lengths and colors, and sometimes a unique flower bud. (Ikebana Room, from the 2001 Exhibition at Foster White in Seattle, Washington)
 

Teardrops on the Water

Teresa N. Rishel
 

Teardrops on the Water

Tear-shaped onions slip along the lily pads, adding bold color and unique style to the botanical scene. (Onions Detail 2004)
 

Free Floating

Terry Rishel
 

Free Floating

Glass globes float among the live greenery and glide through garden waters at this outdoor exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia. Dale's creations can also be found soaring on air in chandelier form. ("Chihuly in the Garden" exhibit, 2004)

Twisted Tower

Terry Rishel

Twisted Tower

This Dale Chihuly masterpiece arranges brilliant colors into an unconventional bouquet at the "Chihuly in the Garden" exhibit, held through October at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Call 404/876-5859 or visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org for more information. (Carnival Tower #4, 2004)

Magnificent Macchia

Terry Rishel

Magnificent Macchia

Macchia means "spotted" in Italian—an appropriate title for this speckled sculpture. The vivid combination of orange and pink splashed with lime green makes this creation a fabulous addition to the "Macchia" series. For more, visit chihuly.com. (Burnt Orange Macchia , 1982)

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