Wednesday, 24 July 2019

"Glass" Genius


American artist Dale Chihuly, known for large installations of colored glass, this time surprised everyone with a whole garden. His Seattle manor renovated in 2012, is one and a half acres and includes an exhibition gallery, a garden, and a glasshouse.

In the Glass Garden of  Dale Chihuly
In the Glass Garden of  Dale Chihuly

Chihuli was born on September 20, 1941, in Tacoma, USA, where he subsequently graduated from high school named Woodrow Wilson. In 1959, Chihuli enrolled at Puget Sound College, where he studied for a year and transferred to Washington University. In 1965, he received a bachelor of arts degree in interior design. In 1967, Chihuly defended his master’s thesis in sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His academic advisor was Harvey Littelton. In 1968, D. Chihuli, being a Fulbright Fellow, studied in Venice, after which he received a master's degree in fine arts from the School of Design in Rhode Island.



In the Glass Garden of  Dale Chihuly
In the Glass Garden of  Dale Chihuly
 In Italy, Dave Chihuly studied with the best glassblowers in the world. Returning home, he opened his own shop and school of glassblowers. Unfortunately, in 1976 he got into a car accident and lost an eye. Three years later, he badly injured his shoulder, and could no longer hold the glassblower tools and create with his own hands. Then he created a team of artists and "looked at the matter from the side." Having turned from an artist into an entrepreneur, Chihuli became even more successful. In 2004, his company’s revenues reached almost $ 30 million.

Colorful glassware in his new garden look so natural as if they grew up there by themselves.

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