Glass serves many purposes in our world precisely because it is invisible and inert, present and absent simultaneously. Glass is subservient in this way. The container for more important substances. The protective shell of our living spaces, vehicles, and the windows into our shared virtual spaces. With the Echo series, I intentionally select mundane, ubiquitous, and often valueless objects to surround and elevate in carefully crafted glass encasements. The craft gesture is one of care and consideration. The conceptual gesture is one of irony, absurdity, and an irreverent reflection on what society values and why.