Sally’s Mobile Phone Challenge: Chihuly’s Basket Series
“I had seen some beautiful Indian baskets at the Washington State Historical Society, and I was struck by the grace of their slumped, sagging forms. I wanted to capture this in glass.” — Dale Chihuly
With this series Chihuly liberated the glassblowing process from the restrictions of symmetry, allowing glass to respond naturally to gravity.
Chihuly’s basket series marked a turning point in which he freed himself from the tradition of symmetry in glass blowing.