Old, broken, weathered glass
90% of this was collected from Bagdad, CA; the opaque colored ceramic is from the site of an old cafe along the Ridge Route (around the foundation of what was once Kelly's.)
(shot from underneath)
It will be mosaic'd into...something; I am considering painting the underside of some transparent glass pieces with small designs in white enamel, so light will have that to reflect against and show the color of the glass piece, where in areas without enamel on the underside, it will take on the color of the grout, which will certainly be a saturated or dark color. I don't know for sure, I have not done this before.
I think I need more glass, too; I'll go to a thrift store and buy some olive or amber horribleness to destroy.
I won't use all these colors together — that would be terrible.
The white ceramic and the coke-bottle green (upper right) would look lovely in blood-red cement...and maybe a few small pices of black. Perhaps black glass beads arranged in a few tendrils.
Why do I have to go to work today when the hardware store is just down the street.