Over the next month or so I will be doing a series of posts on the work of glass blower and sculptor, Dale Chihuly. I have long loved his work which is too prolific and varied to cover in one post. These images are from his Basket Series of which he states, "I had seen some beautiful Indian baskets at the Washington State Historical Society, and I was struck by the grace of their slumped, sagging forms. I wanted to capture this in glass. The breakthrough for me was recognizing that heat and gravity were the tools to be used to make these forms."