Traditional glass art usually involves utility, tradition, symmetry. Dale Chihuly‘s work represents a departure from traditional glass art not just in concept but in scale. Chihuly created a new way of working glass, using gravity and spinning forces to work large molten glass. Even if you don’t recognize the name you’ve probably seen his work.
Be sure and check out his calendar of exhibits and shows on the Chihuly website.
A few years ago Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Miami hosted a garden wide show of Chihuly creations and the setting and combination was remarkable.