|Brian Bowden | profile | all galleries >> Glass ORBits - Contemporary Art Glass Marbles and Other Art Glass For Sale! >> Yoshinori Kondo Marbles and Pendants For Sale >> "Onpa" Size: 2.34" Price: SOLD||tree view | thumbnails | slideshow|
This is one of Yoshi's latest and greatest creations, featured at the 2016 Team Japan Show held in Vancouver, Canada. 'Onpa' translates to 'sound wave', and true to Yoshi's amazing ability, he actually captured that in his dot stacking! The inner core of the marble is twisted back and forth to indicate the movement of the glass, and this is one of the first couple of marbles in which Yoshi worked out this new design for one of his creations. The bottom of the core also offers a major circular twist as well. The marble is huge, bold and stunning in its artistic statement, a piece you've gotta see in hand to truly appreciate all of the depth of the motion going on inside the marble, with the layering, etc. It is a spectacular new style, and EXTREMELY hard to let go of! Not wanting to take away from the fluidity of the glass, you'll see that this marble has zero opals inside of it, which is a very rare thing for Yoshi these days, making it even more unique (and more desirable to some collectors). From the patterns of the dots to the overall flow, this marble is a majestic work of art that will amaze all who see it for millennia to come! Signed 'YK 16'.
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 two 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.