Current Location:
GVSU -> IDC Collection Storage
Location Notes:
IDC

Capri Blue Seaform

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.5.1
Artist:
Dale Chihuly
Credit:
Gift of Pamella and Daniel DeVos
Medium:
Handblown Glass
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7" Width: 10" Depth: 8"
Description:
Two striped blue glass bowls that sit, cradled together, slightly tipped at an angle.
Historical Context:
The Seaforms series by Dale Chihuly were a direct result of a desire to make the glass itself as thin and transparent as possible. This was also the first time he consistently used optic molds, used for creating patterns and shapes in blown work. Each Seaform starts out as a hot bubble of soda-lime glass that are encased in continuous, thin spirals of glass threading. These wraps, when heated, fuse with the glass surface and create the repetitive linear decoration. The glass is then placed in the optic mold, creating the wave shape to each piece. The Seaform name came from early designs that were more opaque, resembling sea creatures. Having grown up and spent much of his life on the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Chihuly has always had a passion for water and a love of the sea.