Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.  He has carried out a lifelong exploration of the fluid capabilities of glass.  Dale Chihuly has trans-formed the perception of glass, a medium from one used primarily for decorative vessels to a sculptured medium of almost unlimited possibilities.  His undulating glass sculptures with ruffled edges, biomorphic forms and varied colorings are suggestive of tropical shells and flowers.  Chihuly excels in producing work that tests the technical limits of his medium and shows off the interaction of glass and light.  There is a singular luminous beauty and exuberance in Chihuly’s glass baskets, Persian wall pieces and seaforms.