The jingyu, or “goldfish,” is symbolic of fortune, prosperity, and determination for many reasons. It so happens that the two characters comprising it are homonymous with “gold” and “jade.” Hailing from the collection “Through Sky and Sea I Roam,” this artwork represents the attainment of all aspirations. In the convergence and partnership of two, the subjects in this piece—negatively sculpted into the crystal to create an added layer of dimension—invoke a feeling of continually rising towards achievement. The piece speaks to elevating oneself to new heights, to working together and achieving the impossible. In this way, the jingyu isn’t only lucky, it represents willful and purposeful perseverance. Naturally forming bubbles within the glasswork rise along with the goldfish in an effervescent and multilayered piece that makes one contemplate.