Pheasant's Nest

This 6'9" column is made out of a cement-like substance called “darjit” covering various types of wire. It is a planter with two succulents currently growing in it. Above the pheasant, at its top. are wires strung with beads and long crystals. When the sun hits them, the beads and crystals light up and send colorful light dancing everywhere. The window is made from dichroic glass. It really shines when the sun is out. The base of the column is decorated with antique clear bottles that turned purple long ago. The bottles were broken in the 2010 Eureka, CA earthquake. Bad news for the antique dealer was good news for me. Broken pieces can find new life in art.