Kingfisher Persian

2022 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Kingfisher Persian

6½ x 11 x 6"

Color and energy are the epicenter of Dale Chihuly’s body of work known as the Persians. These spiraling and fluctuating glass sculptures formed using the most elemental of tools—gravity, breath, and heat—capture Chihuly’s quintessential fascination with color and the medium’s transmission of light. “The elasticity of each form manifests glass’s real character as a frozen liquid, as molecules held in suspension,” observes art historian Robert Hobbs. This elasticity is enhanced by swirling, ambient color along the characteristic spines of the Persian forms, which adds an illuminating quality.

Composed of two individual forms nestled against each other, the Kingfisher Persian Studio Edition has transparent brandied-amber centers, which provide a luminous juxtaposition against the velvety lapis band that edges each form. A delicate, dark gold body wrap contributes to the dimensionality of the sculpture, while its golden yellow lip wrap draws together the dialogue of color and form.


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Type Glass
Dimensions 6½ x 11 x 6"
Year 2022
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Color Blue, Green, Yellow
Series Persians
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Edition of 175
Signed by the artist and etched with edition number
Approximately 6½"H x 11"W x 6"D

Every year, Chihuly creates new Studio Editions, representing Chihuly’s most distinctive series. As every piece is handblown, your artwork may vary slightly in size, color, and shape. Small blemishes or imperfections in the glass are part of the glass blowing process and add to the individual characteristics of each piece.

Includes Chihuly: On Color and Form, a 120-page book with essays by Davira S. Taragin.

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“Their energy expands and explodes the fundamental spherical or cylindrical shapes of blown glass into eccentric and unforeseen new forms.”


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