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Dale Chihuly, Chelsea Persians, 2010, site-specific installation, 100+ glass elements on stainless steel armatures. courtesy Marlborough Gallery , New York

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is unveiling a 9-ton glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly today. At 43 feet tall, "Fireworks of Glass," is the largest permanent blown glass piece that the famed glass artist has ever done. It is made up of 3,000 individual glass "horns," as well as a thick glass base that contains another 1,700 pieces.

Blown Glass Sculptures by Dale Chihuly Artwork © 2011 by #Chihuly Studio, All rights reserved. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Quelle: artblart.com #art #installation #glass #sculpture #Dale Chihuly

DALE CHIHULY PARTERRE FOUNTAIN INSTALLATION, 2004 5 x 8' CHIHULY IN THE GARDEN, MAY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2004 ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN ATLANTA, GEORGIA