Dale Chihuly is not bound by the limitations of any one medium. He is a natural innovator; continuously experimenting with a variety of media, such as glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, Polyvitro - even tea, coffee, and wine - to explore possibilities and realize his vision and new ways to explore his ideas.
Uniting color, light, form, and space to deliver uniquely immersive experiences, Chihuly has completed ambitious architectural artwork installations all over the world. Inspired by a lifelong interest in architecture and gardens, Chihuly creates site-specific sculptures for a wide variety of settings, from public spaces and museums, to private homes and gardens.
Drawing is second nature to Dale and it has long been core to his creative process. It is a spontaneous and dynamic way to express himself and communicate design ideas to others. Chihuly's drawings have become significant works of art in their own right.
Over the years, Dale’s unique methods have allowed him to constantly evolve, creating artwork in unexpected and unconventional ways. Asymmetry and irregularity is a defining principle of his work.
Chihuly creates unexpected experiences in unlikely places. He has presented formidable and complex public exhibitions all over the world – from Venice, to Jerusalem, to Montreal. From 1994 to 1996, the artist worked with glassblowers in Finland, Ireland, Mexico, and Italy to create Chihuly Over Venice, a series of Chandeliers which he hung over canals and in piazzas of his favorite city. Four years later, Chihuly’s most ambitious public exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000, was seen by more than one million visitors to the Tower of David Museum.