Tom McGlauchlin,"The Ribbon" $8,500: "I have been working with this series since 1978, exploring the infinite variety of abstract design found in the human face and occasionally saying something about the human condition, whether it be life or death, or dreams of past regrets." Read his process in his bio on Prismo's site.
Immagini e botanica: i fiori di vetro per Harvard. Cross section of plant. Four of 3,200 models of plants created of glass by Rudolph & Leopold Blaschka, glass artists from near Dresden, Germany who worked from 1886 to 1936 to create more than 4,000 models of 847 species of flowering and fruiting plants. Photo Hillel Burger, Harvard. www.hmnh.harvard.edu
Tiffany Glass Wings. Note the patterns in the glass pieces. They were created to give a sense of depth and texture and then used almost as paint to create the image. See the striations on the feathers? The chain mail of the skirt? The play of swirls in the bodice looks like light reflecting off of gold or bronze. Amazing.