Author: Dale Chihuly;Robert Carleton Hobbs;Art Museum of Southeast Texas;Laguna Gloria Art Museum
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Dale Chihuly's obsession with color-- I never saw one I didn't like --and his insatiable desire to experiment inspired his Macchia (Italian for spot or stain ) series. Chihuly alla Macchia traces its development from the first small, oddly shaped, grotesquely colored vessels, dubbed the uglies by Chihuly's forthright mother when they began in 1981, to the recent flamboyant and exuberantly hued Macchia. Chihuly alla macchia reproduces, in full color, the 39 glass works and 15 drawings included in the 1993 exhibition of the George R.