Dale Chhuly Persian Ceiling Analysis

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On September 20, 1941 George and Viola Chihuly gave birth to their second son, Dale Chihuly, in Tacoma, Washington. As a kid, Dale Chihuly quickly took interest in the two things: glass, and light. He was amazed by how light could pass through a small piece of stained glass, and would stretch as far as 300ft. In 1956, his older brother and only sibling, George, died in a Navy Air Force training accident in Pensacola, Florida. A year later in 1957 his Father, George Chihuly who work as a meatpacker and a union organizer died of a heart attack. After the death of his brother and his father Dale lost motivation in school but, even with poor grades his Mother, Viola, encouraged him to go to college. He first enrolled at the college of the Puget…show more content…
Dale piece the Persian ceiling is a beautiful piece the bright colors and the unusually shaped objects are just breath taking some pieces where flattened out and many of the shapes resemble jellyfish and other sea animals and it’s so amazing because it’s all glass nothing else. The glass used in the Persian are small, dense, and rare core-formed vessels that appeared during 1500B.C. in Egypt and again in 1300B.C. in Mesopotamia. Another pieces that I admire is the sculpture honoring Harriet Wyche. The sculpture is made of rose-colored Polyvitro, a material that Chihuly Studio creates by casting a special formula of polymer resins and dyes using molds formed from large “chunks” of glass. The Polyvitro elements are crystal-like in shape, and individual masses are attached to a central armature of powerful-coated, exterior-grade stainless steel to create a tower that is over eight feet tall. The tower is installed on a precast concrete base designed to match the benches in Harriet’s
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