"How free-flowing fish gave me free-flowing ideas."

by Zhang Sicong, 2016

Thinking about the Nachmann theme: Luxury every day, I remembered that in traditional Chinese culture the goldfish tail is a symbol of abundance and good fortune. For centuries, Chinese people have kept a goldfish in their home to bring luck and wealth.

Inspired by the free-flowing movement of the fishs tail, I was determined to capture this exuberant action in static glass. I found that the edges of glass plates and bowls could imitate a goldfish tail and that the abstract shape retained the feeling of freedom.

The finished pieces have the texture of a goldfish tail and they reflect the fishs free-flowing movement. They show that the dream of good luck and the prosperity it brings can be expressed through the beauty of crystal.