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Light Drawings

Light Drawings

Chandelier Light Drawing, 2017, 50 x 40"

Light and color become one

While traveling through Europe as a young man, Chihuly marveled at the beauty of stained-glass windows. He was captivated by the power that glass and light give to each other. Uniting light and color, Light Drawings are painted on acrylic glass and lit from within, allowing Chihuly to create compositions that are translucent and luminous.

Ikebana Light Drawing, 2017, 42 x 32"

Basket Light Drawing, 2017, 42 x 32"

Ikebana Light Drawing, 2017, 50 x 40"

Ikebana Light Drawing, 2017, 50 x 40"

Float Light Drawing, 2017, 42 x 32"

SEE THE PROCESS

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Dale Chihuly, The Boathouse hotshop, Seattle, 1997

Sweeping, spontaneous color

Chihuly’s Light Drawings are pieces created with grand, sweeping gestures and spontaneous movement. Chihuly applies layer upon layer of color, creating artwork that takes on a whole new life once lit.

“Can a work be too colorful? I don’t know if something can be too colorful. Color is one of the greatest properties of glass and is more intense in glass than any other material.”

–Chihuly

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