Livin’ in a Fishbowl
This is a close up shot of the inside of one of my beautiful glass Murano fishbowl aquarium sculptures. The detail inside the glass is amazing.
Encased in this marvelous solid glass fish bowl aquarium are plants, bubbles, and a fish. As you view the aquarium from different angles, the fish and bubbles and plants and other items seem to change positions. They appear in different patterns that make them seem to move together then apart depending on the angle.
Murano glass has been a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano for centuries. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano was a commercial port as far back as the 7th century. It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated from 9th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port.
The process of making Murano glass is rather complex. The technique used for this piece is called “Sommerso”. Sommerso (lit. "submerged" in Italian), or "sunken glasses", is a form of artistic Murano glass that has layers of contrasting colors which are formed by dipping the object in molten glass; the outermost layer, or casing, is often clear.
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