Dale Chihuly is a sculptor who specializes in glasswork and has created art in this medium for over forty years. His work has been featured in over 200 museums all over the world, including the Victoria and Albert museum in London and he has has created more than a dozen well-known series of works. His dedication to such a dangerous medium is inspiring, and that’s why we’re including him in our series of notable artists!
Rusty Oliver is a Seattle-based sculptor who specializes in pieces that actually incorporate propane and flames, not just in their construction but in the actual sculptures themselves (which he tends to label as “performances”). At his studio, Hazard Factory, he also teaches welding classes (especially to local teenagers), sponsors construction workshops, and is organizing a flaming tetherball league. We think he’s be a great contribution to the Love and Water community because he uses his creative mind to make art out of unlikely sources, and seeks to share his engineering gifts with his local community!
This is a series of “Ruebens’ tubes” that pulsate along with a beat. It’s so unlike anything we’ve covered before that we’re not sure what charity would link up with this type of artwork! Any suggestions, readers?