Fern Green Tower (511)

Fern Green Tower by Dale Chihuly
Fern Green Tower
Stop Number: 
511

Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2000
Blown glass; steel structure
H: 335.3 cm; W: 228.6 cm
(2000.4.6)

Dale Chihuly is a celebrated personality in contemporary art and design whose prominence in the field of studio glass is unmatched. From the beginning of his involvement with glass in the 1960s, Chihuly has focused on the sculptural qualities of the material, using the blown vessel as a vehicle for the exploration of color and form. His art is characterized by its %%striking%% palette and strong sculptural expression.

Fern Green Tower was designed for The Corning Museum of Glass. The sculpture, which weighs 1,400 pounds, is made up of 500 individually blown glass elements that are attached to a steel structure. It is one of a series of large-scale towers and chandeliers that Chihuly has produced in a constellation of colors, which are housed in museums, concert halls, corporate offices, public spaces, and private residences around the world.

Gift of the artist.