Chihuly: River of Glass (1999)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Graphic & Applied Arts, Sculpture  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Betsy Boyd

Part of a video series which investigates the sculptor Dale Chihuly's specific modes of working, Chihuly: River of Glass documents the wide range of glass sculpture that embodies Chihuly's "Chihuly Over Venice" project. The video transports viewers to Nuutajarvi, Finland, for a glass-blowing session; to Waterford, Ireland, for the creation of green spears; to Mexico, where Chihuly makes iridescent blossoms bloom; and then to Venice for a feast of faceted crystal. Interviews with Chihuly and his team shed light on the glass master's creative process, which involves drawing, designing, and careful communication.



sculpture, artist, glassblower, teacher