The Persians, one of Dale Chihuly’s most celebrated series, eloquently captures the artist’s love of color and the medium’s transmission of light in their daring and energetic forms. Art historian Tina Oldknow observes that “the Persians are only one expression of the underlying, purely abstract and formal objective of his work: the exploration of form and the glass itself as a vehicle for color, and the orchestration of color to create transformational environments.”
The Pomegranate Persian, a 2015 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition, is a classic example of this transcendent series. The agile, open form enfolds an eccentric element that curls out while drawing the eye into the composition’s complex interior. Two tonal body wraps combine to create concentric bands of rich red, deepening to ruby on the graceful ribbing that emphasizes the sculpture’s supple motion and a mesmerizing interplay of light and dark. The skillfully applied sapphire blue lip wrap articulates the expressive lines recurrent in Chihuly’s classic Persian form.
The Pomegranate Persian Studio Edition measures eleven inches across, and its larger element is signed by Chihuly. It is accompanied by a custom-designed Plexiglas vitrine with black base and a copy of Chihuly Persians. Fifty-nine color reproductions and a compelling essay by Tina Oldknow are featured in this inspiring volume.
Chihuly Workshop is pleased to offer the Pomegranate Persian—an exquisite balance of color, light, and form
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Photo by David Emery.