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Chihuly Studio Edition Artwork | Mojave Macchia

Mojave Macchia

by Chihuly Studio Edition Artwork

Approx. 9H x 10.5W x 10.5D". Edition of 125
Blown glass

Dale Chihuly’s Macchia series of work is a platform to experiment with the endless variations and capabilities of color in the medium of glass, transforming a static experience into a visceral encounter with color and light.

The 2023 Mojave Macchia Studio Edition is a classic example of the driving force behind Chihuly’s original vision for the Macchia: “unbelievable combinations of color.” A constellation of multicolored speckles emblazes the rich violet exterior of the sculpture, while an oxblood red body wrap provides faint yet profound contrast and depth. Glass and color, stretched thin by heat, breath, and centrifugal force, create glimmers of illumination from the brilliant marigold interior, and the form’s organic undulations are defined by the moss green lip wrap.