|Brian Bowden | profile | all galleries >> Glass ORBits - Contemporary Art Glass Marbles and Other Art Glass For Sale! >> Yoshinori Kondo Marbles and Pendants For Sale (Sold Out) >> "Panda" Size: 1.68" Price: SOLD||tree view | thumbnails | slideshow|
Yoshi named this brilliant marble Panda, no translation needed, and as you study its design, you will soon understand why. Of course, the dot stacking and opal stacking are mind numbingly sweet in and of themselves, that's just a given with yet another masterpiece from Yoshi. But things get taken to yet another level when you study the interior of the marble....and find pandas peeking out at you! Yep - the backsides of the black and white dots Yoshi used form the body and head of several pandas as you look inside. It has to be seen in hand to see the whole of it, along with a little movement, but I captured some of the experience in the last 2 pictures, although not remotely adequately. Best I could do with a camera though. Trust me, you will DIG what you see, ha ha! Beyond that I don't think the dot stacking needs any more comment - you can see its wonder in the pics. And those opals though, WOW!!! Absolute mastery of what can be accomplished...if you have the right source and the right skill level to bring it about that is, wooohoo!! Such a killer one of a kind marble - catch it!! This marble comes from the 2014 Team Japan show in Japan, with Yoshi's signature opal inside, and signed with a '14' in ti pen as well.