Dale Chihuly, Blanket Cylinder Series, 1984, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1984, Dale Chihuly, Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld, 2002.8.1
While teaching at the American Indian School in Santa Fe, Dale Chihuly hit upon the idea of using motifs from Indian trade blankets. He made drawings from glass threads, then picked them up with the molten gather of glass at the end of his blowpipe. In this series, Chihuly is primarily concerned with the surface of the glass, suspending patterns of colored threads within simple forms.
Blanket Cylinder Series
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13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm)
© 1984, Dale Chihuly
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Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld
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