Keine Eier

The thing about water is that it is smarter than you. It will find a way. We rip it from it’s earth mother for our own heathen pleasures. To it’s mother it shall return…unless you use an O-Cell-o sponge.

The vase design concept has solidified into a representative orb structure as delicate as the game of ping-pong itself.

Using a filler of cut down sponge, I was able to hold the flower more securely while also solving the pesky leaking problem. After whittling out a dozen tiny yellow sponge pads, I had enough to make omlettes…now I am using blue.

Vase Studies

Conceptually, I was drawn to the natural elements: earth, fire, water, air. If I could somehow lure these things into coexisting within the structure of a vase design. A votive, the rose, and the vase’s water and air would suffice.

I wanted the elements to coexist, so I started off trying to bring everything within the realm of the water. Using some cub scout science fair training, the rose was the first thing to go under, covered on top by an short overturned glass, the air pressure of which would keep the water out if kept within certain angles. The candle slid into a taller glass and found buoyancy when filled with enough water to all but breach the top surface of the votive. It soon became apparent; the candle rapidly heated the water. The rose would wither. all is lost.

However, a candle is not within a vase’s intrinsic nature. A vase doesn’t need a candle. all is not lost.

only three elements remain.


anywhere (but most likely hanging upsidedown)
ping pong ball vases. The water is actually contained withing the ping pong ball. The hole for the stem is small enough that no water leaks out, even when hung upside down.


Someday, some one or other will reveal that he or she has in their respective possession a living, processing, healthy, human brain. There will be some controversy as to how a thing like this could come to occur. Never the less, it will be agreed upon that “the brain” should not be destroyed. Scientists will study and research teams will research. Popular culture will come to know and love this pinky flesh lump as a lasting cultural phenomenon known simply as “the brain.” “the brain” will surpass David Shwimmer in popularity in several unscientific rating surveys. Most parents will say they would trust “the brain” alone with their children for extended periods of time. And it will be discovered that “the brain” is capable of far more than even the world’s fasted supercomputers. “the brain” will be celebrated. “the brain” will be celebrity roasted. “the brain” will be exploited. And one day “the brain” will do something strange. “the brain” will pause for a moment. “the brain” will stop all of it’s braininess and someday someone in a white lab coat will walk into the secret underground laboratory where “the brain” lives and notice the brain wearing a pair of sunglasses and watching an episode of “Family Ties” through “the brain’s” glass jar home. Just as the man in the white lab coat finally gathers his thoughts enough to voice his astonishment, the pizza delivery guy will appear in the background.