Quite possibly the most renowned of Chihuly's series, these graceful forms were first developed in 1977. As Chihuly stated in 1990, "Baskets was the first series that I did that really took advantage of the molten properties of the glassblowing process. Now, for the first time, I really felt I was breaking new ground with an ancient technique." These seemingly effortless sculptures first began in muted colors, typical to the Native American baskets after which they were named, gradually evolving in color and size.
A companion DVD accompanies each book that includes artist commentary on the history of each series, all approximately 15 minutes in running time.
Hardcover 61/2 x 61/2" 112 pages, 67 color illustrations DVD Running time: 12:57 ISBN: 978-1-57684-172-3 2009