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Category: Chihuly Sanctuary

Ikebana Glass on Glass Paintings

Glass on Glass by Dale Chihuly fluently articulates the artist’s mastery of the transmission of light through transparent media.

Jul 25, 2022

Photo of some of the Ikebana Glass on Glass Paintings.

Reflection Room Crystal Sconces

The Reflection Room Crystal Sconces by Dale Chihuly are composed of approximately 2,000 crystalline glass forms, amassed within the Reflection Room’s cone-like architectural form

Jul 22, 2022

Photo of Reflection Room Crystal Sconces - clear and faceted leaf-like crystalline glass forms

Niijima Floats

Dale Chihuly’s large spheres—up to forty inches in diameter and weighing sixty pounds— are named for small green and blue Japanese fishing floats he found as a child on the shores of Puget Sound.

Jul 21, 2022

Najima Floats, Dale Chihuly, outside Chihuly Sanctuary.

Orange and Yellow Hornet Sconce, Rising Sun Sconce Wall

Dale Chihuly’s sconces are wall installations composed of blown-glass elements that are created in response to a specific environment.

Jul 21, 2022

Orange and Yellow Hornet Sconce and Rising Sun Sconce Wall, Dale Chihuly, in the Chihuly Sanctuary

Mille Fiori, interior

Combining brilliantly colored, flora-like elements, Dale Chihuly creates spectacular gardens of glass, a manifestation of his lifelong fascination with nature and flowers, which was inspired by his mother’s passion for gardening.

Jul 21, 2022

Mille Fiori, interior, Chihuly Sanctuary.

Mille Fiori, exterior

The outside portion of Mille Fiori features an array of Dale Chihuly’s whimsical, nature-inspired, blown-glass elements, including reeds, herons, and grass clusters.

Jul 21, 2022

Mille Fiori, exterior, Chihuly Sactuary.

Sapphire Icicle Tower

The Sapphire Icicle Tower, which stands at 11 feet, exemplifies Dale Chihuly’s desire to mass color on a steel armature for dramatic effect. Its approximately 325 pieces create what he calls “a core of color.”

Jul 15, 2022

Sapphire Icicle Tower , Chihuly Sanctuary.

Azure and Jade Persian Ceiling

An example of Dale Chihuly’s Persian series, which began in 1986, this Persian Ceiling The Persian series evokes historical decorative arts, suggesting ancient eastern Mediterranean and Islamic influences.

Jul 15, 2022

Azure and Jade Persian Ceiling, Chihuly Sanctuary

Sunrise Perisan Columns

With the ceiling-hung Sunrise Persian Columns by Dale Chihuly, the blossoming shapes focus and reflect light in such a way that their open forms illuminate architectural spaces and environments.

Jun 28, 2022

Autumn Leaves Persian Installation 

Persians by Dale Chihuly are blown-glass rondels in swirling, irregular shapes. Here, the opulent golds, oranges and reds harken the colors of autumn, and the undulating forms are reminiscent of leaves blowing in the wind.

Jun 28, 2022