Makoto Aida, Azemichi (a path between rice fields) Japanese mineral pigment, acrylic on Japanese paper, 73 x 52 cm. Collection of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art; courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery Feels Vauguely creepy - Japanese as opposed to American Gothic?
Similar to polymer clay canes only in glass ... fascinating and brilliant! Glass Loaf by Loren Stump. Each slice of this loaf sold for $5000. Full article http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/06/10/genius-manipulation-molten-glass-loren-stump/