“I never met a color I didn’t like.” This statement by Dale Chihuly is evidenced in his vanguard seriesMacchia
, which emerged in 1981. The series, first called the “uglies” by Chihuly’s mother because of its unusual colors, became a platform for the artist to experiment with the endless variations and capabilities of color in the medium of glass. Chihuly’s refined sense of unique color combinations continues to delight and amaze us in this extraordinary series.
Cool turquoise meets mischievous orange in the 2012 Portland Press Studio EditionAqua Blue Macchia
. Deep indigo “jimmies,” small chips of colored glass, are scattered across the turquoise exterior, adding depth and dimension. The ripples and folds of the graceful slumping form are induced by gravity and further emphasize the dynamic orange core of theMacchia
. A chartreuse lip wrap accentuates the unique color palette of the piece.
TheAqua Blue Macchia
comes with a specially designed vitrine and a copy ofChihuly alla Macchia
, a volume that features 103-color images and an essay by art historian Robert Hobbs. This handblown piece, signed by Chihuly, is approximately six inches high.
Introduce a brilliance of color to your collection with the Studio EditionAqua Blue Macchia