All works are constructed of glass elements, kiln-cast via the lost-wax casting technique from lead crystal that has been ground and polished to a variety of surface finishes. Most of the segments are first hand-carved in wax; some are directly cast from botanicals. All works are visually cohesive with regard to palette, scale, finish and subject matter. Many of the objects feature the hand motif as it ubiquitously represents a cross-cultural human tool of communication through symbolic gestures of friendship, generosity, holding, letting go, etc. The non-functional decorative works combine elements from the other objects, and comport visually and conceptually.