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Seaforms

Seaforms

Cloud White Seaform Set with Cordovan Lip Wraps, 2001, 8 x 20 x 11"

Sublime, sensual, and sea-like

A natural evolution of the Baskets series, Chihuly’s Seaforms are thin and transparent. Spiral wraps of color envelope the pieces and the use of optic molds strengthens the glass and gives a ribbed effect. The result: pieces with natural rhythm and fluidity—tributes to the sea.

Violet Blue Seaform Set with Meadow Green Lip Wraps, 2014, 9 x 22 x 10"

Daffodil and Red-Orange Seaform Set with Lamp Black Lip Wraps, 1998, 10 x 24 x 19"

Rose Seaform Set with Onyx Lip Wraps, 2014, 10 x 22 x 18"

Seafoam Green Seaform Set with Raven Lip Wraps, 2014, 8 x 17 x 10"

SEE THE PROCESS

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Seaforms at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Chihuly created a special installation teeming with Seaforms to greet visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibition "Jellies: Living Art"—a menagerie of oversized, blown-glass pieces celebrating creatures of the sea.

Seaform Installation, 2002, 5 x 30', Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

Seaform Installation (detail), 2002

“I love to go to the ocean and walk along the beach. If you work with hot glass and its natural properties, it begins to look like something that came from the sea.”

–Chihuly

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