Fall 2000 - Chihuly's "Toreador Red"

Glass pieces in a blanket
One of the many blankets full of glass pieces used in the building of the whole glass sculpture.  All pieces were created by Chihuly's team of eight glassblowers at Chihuly's Seattle studio.  The main glass colors include reds, oranges, opaque and clear.  Hundreds of individual glass shapes were used to create the hanging sculpture.
Assembly of sculpture
Working on the top part of the sculpture.  Hydraulic lifts were used to piece together the hanging sculpture.
Final touches to the sculpture
The project shown at its completion: Dimensions are 17' tall by 7'3" wide -- the new focal point for the Peter Kiewit Institute.