Daily Dose Pick: Dale Chihuly

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Arguably the greatest artist in the history of glass sculpture, Dale Chihuly has helped turn the craft of blowing glass into an exhilarating art form.

Inspired by the natural and the historical, Chihuly’s sensuous art objects and colorful installations are unlike almost anything that preceded them. From imaginary ikebana and innovative chandeliers in galleries to simulated reeds and spears in actual gardens, the work of the widely collected and often-commissioned artist creates the world anew in a rainbow array of hand-blown glass.

Visit the artist’s website, listen to a podcast interview, watch a Plum TV episode about his work, and catch his current New York exhibition at Marlborough Gallery Chelsea.

Click through below for an image gallery of Chihuly’s work.

Dale Chihuly, Cadmium Yellow Basket Set with Dark Oxblood Lip Wraps, 1993, 21 x 21 x 19″, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Jerusalem Cylinders, 1999, Dimensions vary, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Ikebana Installation, 1992, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, www.chihuly.com

Ikebana Flower Detail, Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass, November 23, 2001 – November 4, 2002, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Prussian Blue Macchia with Black Lip Wrap, 1981, 5 x 8 x 6″, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Persian Forms, 1987, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Gold Putti Riding Shark, 1998, 12 x 17 x 9″, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Honeysuckle Blue Seaform Set with Yellow Lip Wraps, 1990, 7 x 30 x 27″, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Glade Lake Yellow Reeds, 2005, Chihuly at Fairchild, December 9, 2006 – May 31, 2007, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Fiori Di Como, 1998, 70 x 30 x 12′, Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, The Boats, 2008, June 14 – September 28, 2008, De Young Museum, San Francisco, California, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Yellow Soft Cylinder with Blue Lip Wrap and Blanket Drawing, 1984, 11 x 14 x 11″, www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly, Clear Venetian with Birds, 1989, 14 x 11 x 10″, www.chihuly.com