The World in Glass Marbles

Yesterday I went to the Ohio Craft Museum with my dad and discovered the work of Glass Eye Studio, a Seattle-based company that works with glass blowers in the Northeast. Captured within glass globes are various versions of the world. Hurricanes, tornados, volcanoes, and ocean creatures are part of the Environmental Series.

Tidepooling came to mind when I looked at items from that collection, but what caught my eye first, was the Celestial Series. The planets, stars and sun images are unusual and totally gaze-worthy. If you’re stuck in a cubicle somewhere and need a bit of imagining, one of these would be perfect for transporting you to a point beyond your desk for a minute or two. If nothing else, they sure are pretty and a perfect object for a meditative gaze.