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Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuli makes my heart go pitter-patter. No, AdventureMan has nothing to worry about, it is a pure love, a love of great and beautiful pieces of glass spun from this incredible man’s imagination. I want you to go, right now, to this website and take a look at some of this breathtaking creations:
Dale Chihuly
Be sure to wait while the photos on this site change, or you will miss some spectacular pieces. How can anyone give molten glass such spirit?

Here are some pieces I found on display today:

From his biography, you will know that his influence is strongly felt in the great Pacific Northwest:

Influenced by an environment that fostered the blurring of boundaries separating all the arts, as early as 1967 Chihuly was using neon, argon, and blown glass forms to create room-sized installations of organic, freestanding, plantlike imagery. He brought this interdisciplinary approach to the arts to the legendary Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington, which he cofounded in 1971 and served as its first artistic director until 1989. Under Chihuly’s guidance, Pilchuck has become a gathering place for international artists with diverse backgrounds. Over the years his studios, which include an old racing shell factory in Seattle called The Boathouse and now buildings in the Ballard section of the city and Tacoma, have become a mecca for artists, collectors, and museum professionals involved in all media.

View a video of some of his spectacular creations here.

August 9, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

8 Comments »

  1. I like the yellow one best, no, the blue one in the last picture, no, the orange one in the first, no!!! The orange ohne in the last….
    Can’t make up my mind…. They’re all gorgious!

    Comment by Aafke | August 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. Dear,

    he is doing some HUGE scalpture for one of the kuwaiti Projects. you will see it soon … it is very beautifull.

    Hamoor

    Comment by HaMoor | August 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Aafke! LLLOOOLLLLLLLLLL!

    Hamoor – Oh please tell me you are not kidding! Please! I imagine he could do something amazing, inspired by Kuwait!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  4. Have you been to Murano in Italy? I am sure you will love it
    http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0geu6Z8jJ5IRCAAmVtXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=murano%20glass&y=Search&fr2=tab-web&fr=yfp-t-501

    Comment by Ansam | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  5. Yes, and I love Murano glass, Ansam. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  6. Love him!

    Have you seen the piece of work at the Bellagio? It cost over a million dollars…

    breathtaking…

    Comment by iRise | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  7. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, iRise, but Hamoor says there is something magnificent about to appear by Chihuly in KUWAIT! Now that is exciting!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 11, 2008 | Reply

  8. Ii remember seeing one of these in Fraiser’s apartment (the TV show).

    Comment by Nevis | August 12, 2008 | Reply


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