This magnificent and very large (weighs in at 1100 pounds) piece of art is a gilded optic lead crystal sculpture from one block of carved and ground glass with solid gold leaf. It took the artist one year to make. The artist grew up on a central Ohio farm and has a studio in Columbus, Ohio.
How I would love to have a tiny version of this or at least visit his studio. For more information about Christopher Ries visit his website here.