Dale Chihuly is a glass sculptor who is famous for manipulating glass to create very unique pieces. He is an important artist because he has increased the popularity of glass art. He has created many different pieces that inspire other glass sculptors.
The reason I chose Dale Chihuly is because his work is very interesting. His work is not only abstract but also purposeful. He inspires me to try and find new ways to manipulate the media I am using; when he manipulates glass it turns into extraordinary pieces. When I see his work I believe that if I experiment with the media, even I can create an extraordinary piece.
Dale Chihuly was born on September 20, 1941, in Tacoma, Washington. His main supporter was his mother, because his brother and father died when he was only 16. His brother died in a flight training accident, and his father died from a heart attack.
He graduated Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts, in Interior Designing, in 1965. In 1968 he received a Fulbright Fellowship, through which he studied glass at the Venini glass factory in Venice; he was first introduced to the team approach to glass blowing. Next in 1971 he cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington.
In 1976, a Chihuly was involved in a tragic accident. His face went through the windshield and glass blinded his left eye. However he still continued glass blowing until he had another accident. Chihuly was involved in a bodysurfing accident in 1979, which dislocated his left shoulder and left him unable to blow glass. In 2005 he married his girlfriend, Leslie Jackson. In 2006 his mother, Viola, passed away. His mother absence has brought a new direction to his art.
A Mother to her Waking Infant was first published in 1790; the poem is narrated by a mother who is focusing her thoughts and words towards her newborn baby. The poem is directed solely at the child of the title, with the mothers words starting as the child awakes, Now in thy dazzling half-oped eye. Joanna Baillie uses a number of techniques to mirror and represent a new mothers emotions and ...
Dale Chihuly has been working with glass ever since he was introduced to it in 1965, while studying Interior Design. He has been working with glass for 45 years. He chose to use glass as his medium because he enjoyed working with it and because he was curious to see what he could do with it.
He has tried to use different techniques with the glass and made breakthroughs in the field of glass art. He has made glass chandeliers. He has even experimented with glass and water, by creating glass floats. Lately he has been inspired by nature; he believes it is due to his mother’s flower gardens.
Chihuly designs all his sculptures, and since he is no longer physically capable of making sculptures, he uses the team approach. He designs and monitors the team while they make his ideas come to life. He says his sculptures’ fame and originality are due to his one-eyed view of the world.
Yellow Fiori is a botanical sculpture created by Dale Chihuly. It was made in 2006 and displayed at the Missouri Botanical Garden, in St. Louis.
The sculpture is composed of many pieces that are very similar in appearance. This piece is visually appealing because the elements and principles of art used, compliment each other. The colours used compliment the setting, and the 3D forms going in different directions create a sense of depth. Furthermore the forms used in the sculpture compliment the leaves in the surrounding setting.
This sculpture was made by glass blowing. The delicate parts were most likely done by Chihuly, while the glass was blown by one of his teammates. After the first part was made, it was kept by a flame to keep it hot while the other parts were added to it.
Chihuly made this sculpture in memory of his mother. His mother had just passed away and he only had her garden to remember her by. He was influenced by her memories to make this sculpture. I think it is a successful piece because it looks unique, and fits well with its surrounding. I really like it because it looks natural with the setting it is in.
Detail is an important part of everyday life, though it is more often than not one of the most overlooked aspects of life. People often see detail without actually noticing it, thus what they see is overlooked. For example, in a sculpture named “The Thing,” detail is written all over it, but without a close observation of the details, all that is seen is a piece of junk and no longer useful items ...
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