Today, Chihuly unveiled The Sun at Berkeley Square in London. This is Chihuly’s largest outdoor public installation in London consisiting of 1,300 hand blown glass elements.
The Sun will be on view from 3 April – December 2014 and illuminated each night. The Sun has been on view in prestigious museums and gardens around the world including the New York Botanical Garden (2006), de Young Museum (2008), the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (2010) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art (2013).
The installation coincides with the extension of the current exhibition Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object at Halcyon Gallery to 18 June due to the overwhelming public response – more than 25,000 visitors since its opening on 8 February 2014.
“What makes The Sun work for me is the massing of color,” said Chihuly. “If you take a thousand hand-blown pieces of a color, put them together and then shoot light through them, it’s going to be something to look at.”