The Dale Chihuly exhibit at the deYoung was the most incredible display of glass art I’ve ever seen. Chihuly has been credited as the artist responsible for bringing glass craft into the art scene in the 70s–a feat that changed glass art forever and earned him a solo show at the Louvre (the only American artist to exhibit).
If you’re lucky enough to see these uncanny artifacts in person, don’t miss the video at the end, where the entire process of building fantastical glassy dream structures is shown. Here’s a sample of the process:
For more info, check out the exhibition site: http://www.chihulyatthedeyoung.org/