Star Fire Seaform

2016 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Star Fire Seaform

5 x 10 x 10"

Star Fire Seaform is composed of two harmonic elements, both intricate examples of the traditional Venetian wrap.

The larger element, asymmetrical as if shaped by tidal motions, is wreathed by a brilliant, twisted orange and red body wrap that accentuates its rhythmic swells. Inside rests a slightly more opaque element displaying the same tonal attributes while anchoring the focal point of the sculpture. A navy blue lip wrap is applied to each element, providing a graphic finale.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 5 x 10 x 10"
Year 2016
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Color Blue, Orange, Red
Series Seaforms
In stock
$7,000.00

Signed by the artist
Approximately 5"H x 10"W x 10"D
Accompanied by a 12 x 12" acrylic vitrine with a black base for display

Every year, Chihuly creates four 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 a copy of Chihuly Seaforms, a compact book including a DVD and an essay by Davira S. Taragin describing the historical and aesthetic contexts of this series.

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“The Seaforms call forth associations with water, marine life and movement without depicting them, and that’s why they so persuasively affect us as art.”

–Writer and art critic Joan Seeman Robinson

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The yielding and supple forms of Chihuly’s Seaform series proved fertile ground for him to implement a technique he observed during his apprenticeship at the Venini factory in Murano, Italy: the body wrap. The application of these thin, sinuous ribbons of color to the body of the form further enhanced the aquatic simile of this series.

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