Remember the other day when I was virtually humming Annnnnnn-ti-ci-pa-ay-tion? This funky mustard and turquoise fish with a Chinese symbol for longevity finally got pictures taken and quickly went swimming/flying to Amber. Amber saw a phoenix speaking from this shape. . . either way, this one really grabbed me when I took it out of the kiln. The symbolism is cool, either way, but the colors are almost as powerful. Something about the turquoise on the mustard really causes a "hey, wait a minute, look at that again" reaction in your brain.
As for the phoenix and the fish, I have to tell you I was pleasantly surprised. When I was taking pictures, I noticed that the fish shape really only stands out when you turn this bead over and look at the plain back. That sorta threw me, that not seeing the fish plainly from the front, because I could see the fish while I was working. Glass will humble you every chance it gets, ya know? Then, if you're lucky, someone will see what you're missing in the message and open your eyes to extended possibilities. I like what changes in perspective can add to the meaning of a piece, like how different aspects of a piece speak different messages to different people. Yep, there's a world of possibilities in glass :)