The Chihuly Garden and Glass exposition in Seattle, Wash., is one of the most striking expos I have ever seen.
The equilibrium between beauty and colors portrait by every piece of glass will leave every visitor in awe.
Believe it or not, creating glass floats — they look like glass balls — are actually the most difficult figures to make when molding glass. This is because every single float you see in the exposition is made through a blowing process — human blown.
The mastery of glass molding can be observed in the floats. Besides having to blow all of them individually, blowing floats the size and quality of the ones showcased is dangerous for the sculpture. This is because the glass could explode at any time.
Besides these floats, the garden and glass exposition also has several of Chihuly’s most famous works.
Dale Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Wash. in 1941 and his art is associated with the studio crafts movement that started after World War II, according to“Chihuly the Artist: Breathing Life into Glass.”
Chihuly was inspired by the stained-glass windows of the cathedrals and churches in Europe, according to “Chihuly the Artist: Breathing Life into Glass.” In 1965, the artist blew his first glass bubble, an experience he didn’t know was going to mark the rest of his life.
Since then, Chihuly has been recognized as a counterculture artist and political activist, according to his biography.
However, the great visionary was blinded on his left eye in 1976 after a car accident, according to The Huffington Post.
Sadly, Chihuly hasn’t been able to blow glass since 1979, where he had a body surfing accident that left him physically unable to hold a glassblowing pipe, according to Lofty Blog. Since then, he has been using a team of glassblowers to bring his vision to life, according to Lofty Blog.