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Ikebana on Acrylic

Chihuly often describes his need to draw as an outlet for his creative energy, an explosive, gestural process that began as a way to communicate with the glassblowing team and evolved into an independent art form. The use of acrylic sheets as backdrops represents the artist’s desire to introduce additional materials into his drawing repertoire.

Illuminated from behind, these translucent Drawings are evidence of the artist’s continued exploration of color and light.