Seeing Northwest Indian baskets collapsing under their own weight inspired Chihuly to create his groundbreaking Basket series. He translated the sagging woven-fiber works into translucent glass, eternally arresting their surrender to gravity-stopping time--and staking out his own aesthetic territory with those aymmetrical forms. Scattered throughout the book are brief statements by the artist revealing his working process. It also features sepia-toned photographs of Indian baskets from Chihuly's personal collection and full-color working shots.
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"Baskets turned out to be one of the best ideas I have ever had. I had seen some beautiful Indian baskets . . . and I was struck by the grace of their slumped, sagging forms. I wanted to capture this grace in glass. The breakthrough for me was recognizing that heat was the tool to be used with gravity to make these forms."
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Book Description Portland Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0960838201 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2082516
Book Description Portland Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110960838201
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Book Description D. Chihuly, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001326663