|Brian Bowden | profile | all galleries >> Glass ORBits - Contemporary Art Glass Marbles and Other Art Glass For Sale! >> Yoshinori Kondo Marbles and Pendants For Sale >> "Fireworks of '15" Size: 1.68" Price: SOLD||tree view | thumbnails | slideshow|
This was the last marble that Yoshi created in 2015, and it was if new years eve fireworks went off in his torch during the process and brought this marble to life. The dot stack work in this one is off the charts beautiful, and oh so PERFECT per Yoshi's exacting standards. Yoshi employed some new dot stacking tech in this one and really tried to set yet another new bar as far as how much complexity could be packed into a marble of this size. The blue dots in this one are the brightest blue I've ever seen Yoshi achieve, really a gorgeous saturation. There are some neat new patterns which are FANTASTIC. It is signed with Yoshi's signature opal in the core of the marble, and then '15' in ti pen on the outside for the year.
To showcase his amazing creations, Yoshi has created special boxes to ship, display and store the marbles in. The last two pics show one of these boxes, and it comes complete with a removable black felt base which the marble can rest on either inside or outside of the box, depending on where you want to place the base. There are three nice little black pillows inside the box which hold the marble in place as the box clicks shut. It is a heavy, extremely well-crafted box that is lacquered to a deep, shiny black finish. This box then comes inside another black storage box. The whole design is extraordinarily brilliant, bringing a touch of class to marbles that deserve it far above and beyond all others. Yoshi is an artist at the highest level of artistry, and he respects his work on a level like it truly should be respected. Please forgive the bright shining dust in the pics - some of those particles fought a tough battle in trying to cling to this beautiful box. The box is WAAAAY better in hand, trust me.