Monday, February 16, 2009

Art for Art's Sake

Dale Chihuly is a Seattle artist who works in glass. A 1976 auto accident in London cost Dale the sight in his left eye, and that led Dale to a discovery. He didn't necessarily have to be the person who blows the glass to have his artistic vision come to life. Some of his phenomenally elaborate glass sculptures require almost 20 people to create in the shop, and that many or more to assemble the works for public display.

Chihuly's exhibits have been seen all over the world, and we were fortunate enough back in 2001 to have Dale's work displayed at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory.

Not long ago, Dale's work was displayed at The New York Botanical Garden

A fascinating guy, Dale Chihuly.


artandsoul said...

He is!! I have seen his stuff and will go out of my way to find it when I travel!! He is an amazing guy.

Your art posts are absolutely awesome!

Schmutzie said...

There is something absolutely amazing to me about Dale. His stuff is hypnotic, ya know? And thank you very much for the compliment. I'll keep banging them out if you'll keep reading them.