Emerald Green Blanket Cylinder with Cerulean Blue Drawing

  • Dale Chihuly, Emerald Green Blanket Cylinder with Cerulean Blue Drawing, 1984, blown glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Fund, 1989.44

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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.

Title
Emerald Green Blanket Cylinder with Cerulean Blue Drawing
Artist
Date
1984
On View
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/2 in. (31.8 x 20.3 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
blown glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1989.44
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