Island Baby is a night sculpture inspired by the Korean lullaby of the same title. The lullaby sings of a mother who has gone to the island to pick oysters while her baby sleeps to the sound of the sea as it ebbs and flows. Though all seems well, she becomes anxious and hurries home to be with her child.
The baby is nestled safely within the oyster shell watched over by the pearl of wisdom. The crescent moon shines overhead while the rumbling sea sings its night song. The platinum highlights add sparkling movement to the piece.
The fused glass is securely seated in a wood base that is framed in mahogany. A 4 watt light bulb is installed behind the fused glass and can be illuminated to cast a warm ambient light in a child’s room or anywhere a bit of gentle nostalgia is desired.