A lot of Chihuly’s work is inspired by sea life. What I love about sea life as a source of inspiration, are the amazing patterns and colours you can find, whether it is a pattern from fish scales or from the natural lines within sea plants. My attention went more towards sea shells at the beginning, keeping in mind that I could possibly stylise them later on. Whilst observing more and more the patterns I started picking out key designs and colours that I liked. Chihuly’s cylinders are very decorative as well and reflect really well the natural patterns from the sea. That’s why, later on, I went on to look at where the designs for his cylinders originate from. A more in-depth view at these will be posted on my next sketch board.