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Cycle of Lives Under the Leaves

Cycle of lives under the leaves is an amazing work by internationally acclaimed glass artists Akiko Isono. She creates an ecosystem complete with mushrooms, worms, and sprouts...all within a 1inch spherical glass bead.

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I first discovered Ms Isono's work in 1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking. When she agreed to donate a piece to Art Intersect Science, I was thrilled. When the package arrived, I was stunned and happy to find that she had sent two versions of the bead: one with pink mushrooms and one with blue mushrooms.

Bidding is currently open for both pieces at the online benefit auction.