Dale Chihuly’s Persian series is the culmination of his fascination with spontaneous forms and bold colors. Spiraling, fluctuating, and pulsing, these forms are singular, stand-alone objects alluring viewers with their seeming fluidity and complexity. “Over the years, these assemblages of glass elements have become more and more complex: smaller forms sometimes spill out of larger rondels to create compositions that range up to almost six feet in width,” notes curator Davira S. Taragin. Chihuly’s Persians have now become an integral component of many of his major installations, yet alone they possess a timeless allure.
Resting on a ball foot, with gently fluted edges and fine lines that spiral around the body, the 2014 Studio Edition Marigold Persian is a quintessential example of the forms found in the Persian series. The face of the sculpture, cast in bright yellow, centers around the intricate radial patterns of the red body wrap; a blue lip wrap defines the scalloped, softly folded edge.
The Marigold Persian measures approximately eight inches across, is handblown, and is signed by the artist. Accompanying the Studio Edition is a custom-designed Plexiglas vitrine as well as a copy of the book Chihuly Persians, with sixty color reproductions and an essay by Tina Oldknow.
The 2014 Chihuly Workshop Marigold Persian is a vibrant representation of this captivating series and will be a brilliant addition to any collection.
Price includes $100 for shipping and handling within the US.