Glass and crystal artist Dale Chihuly is perhaps the most famous artist of his kind in the world. After teaming up with the NYC Parks Department, Union Square Partnership and the Marlborough Gallery, Chihuly and his team recently installed a massive 31-foot-tall sculpture titled Rose Crystal Tower in the Union Square eastern triangle.
The Rose Crystal Tower stands 31-feet tall and is composed of Polyvitro crystals and steel. Polyvitro—an invention of Chihuly Studio—is the artist’s term for a plastic material which he casts into individual chunks which resemble glass, but are lighter and more resilient. Chihuly first used Polyvitro crystals in the composition “Crystal Mountain,” a 40-foot sculpture featured in the artist’s landmark exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000.
The sculpture will be on display for a full year, until October 5th, 2018.
via NYC Parks
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