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Seaforms

Seaforms

Verona Yellow Seaform Set with Orange Lip Wraps, 2002, 11 x 17 x 13"

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.

Chalk Pink Seaform Set with Black Lip Wraps

Chalk Pink Seaform Set with Black Lip Wraps, 2014, 11 x 20 x 12"

Blue Green Seaform Set with Black Lip Wraps

Blue Green Seaform Set with Black Lip Wraps, 1997, 14 x 28 x 15"

French Green Seaform Set with Flame Lip Wraps

French Green Seaform Set with Flame Lip Wraps, 2001, 14 x 23 x 18"

Pineapple Seaform Set with Black Walnut Lip Wraps

Pineapple Seaform Set with Black Walnut Lip Wraps, 2003, 13 x 21 x 19"

Abalone and Amber Seaform Set with Jet Lip Wraps

Abalone and Amber Seaform Set with Jet Lip Wraps, 1981, 15 x 33 x 34"

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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