Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 1st Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 1st Floor; Rm. 1062

Blue Herons - Franklin Park Conservatory

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.15.5
Artist:
Dale Chihuly
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Print
Date:
2003
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Tube-like blue glass wtih a broad end at the top to look like a leaf or head of a heron. Many of these rest between tropical plants and trees.
Historical Context:
Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned glass artist and entrepreneur. Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly studied glass in Washington, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, and Venice before founding the Pilchuck Glass school in Stanwood, Washington. At the Pilchuck school, numerous talented glass blowers come together to create glasswork on the large scale Chihuly is famous for. His work is part of hundreds of museums and galleries all around the world, and he has received two honorary doctorates as well as two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.