The Seaforms series, begun in the early 80’s, represents Chihuly’s push at the possibilities of glass as a medium, especially in regards to the diaphanous potential of the material. This series of work shows not only Chihuly experimenting with the dexterity of glass but also shows an artist exploring forms that are at once delicate and active. The end results are works which suggest the expressive gesture of a fluid body.
Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass, "moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture" The technical difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet Chihuly uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including eleven honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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