“Anemone Series pt. 1″

Backstory

If Joe isn’t doing what he loves with glass, you can often find him either scuba diving or in the process of getting to the next great scuba location. During the summer of 2015, Joe and his brother, Dave, travelled to Malaysia to explore coral reefs and sea-life there. Coming back to Everdream Studio, this experience inspired Joe to create this Anemone Series of rigs.

Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Reactive Glass

Thanks to our friends at Glass Alchemy, new hues are being created in borosilicate glass which react to the presence of CFL light. Under natural light the glass is one color, but moving the glass under CFLs changes the color to an entirely different one. This change can best be seen by moving the glass between indoor and outdoor light.

right: Glass Alchemy ‘Serum’ changes colors from Green to Pink.

Exposed to Natural Light

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Exposed to Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Light

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Common Clownfish with Serum Bubble-tip Anemone (above)

Clownfish and sea anemones have a symbiotic relationship, each providing a number of benefits to the other. The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators, and provides food through the scraps left from its meals. In return, the clownfish defends the anemone from parasites and predators as well. This piece depicts two clown fish swimming above their natural homes in Joe’s Serum Anemone.

  • 10mm female joint
  • 3 hole perc
  • 5 1/4″ height
  • 2 1/2″ base diameter
The Serum Anemone will be available soon at a gallery near you.

Pink Skunk Clownfish with Purple Rain Anemone (above)

The Pink Skunk Clownfish is one of the smallest varieties of clownfish and is most known for being heavily dependent on its host anemone. Exhibiting pretty pink or orangish pink coloration with a white “skunk” line extending along its back and a white head bar, these fish have a relatively peaceful disposition. Nestled amongst a UV reactive illuminati bubble-tip anemone, this clownfish also features UV reactive ‘Electric Pink Flamingo’ by Glass Alchemy, which glows pink when exposed to UV light.

  • 10mm female joint
  • 2 hole perc
  • 4 1/2″ height
  • 1 3/4″ base diameter
The Purple Rain Anemone will be available soon at a gallery near you.

Electric Pink-Skunk Clownfish glows under UV light

 

Night Reef

When the sun goes down the undersea world comes alive! Coral and even some fish are reactive to UV, simply by shining the right light can reveal a whole new look on the same thing. A couple pieces in this series feature UV reactive glass like Northstar’s Illuminati for the anemone tips and Glass Alchemy’s Electric Pink Flamingo for the Pink Skunk Clownfish.

 

Without UV Light

With UV Light

Pink Skunk Clownfish with Illuminati Bubble-tip Anemone (above)

The Pink Skunk Clownfish is one of the smallest varieties of clownfish and is most known for being heavily dependent on its host anemone. Studies have shown these clownfish will only venture as far as 4″ – 8″ from their anemone to find food. Nestled amongst an illuminati bubble-tip anemone, Joe’s clownfish is also UV reactive. ‘Electric Pink Flamingo’ by Glass Alchemy glows pink when exposed to UV light. ‘Illuminati’ by Northstar is the brightest available UV reactive color available, emitting a ‘radioactive’ glowing green.

  • 10mm female joint
  • 2 hole perc
  • 4 1/2″ height
  • 1 3/4″ base diameter
The Illuminati mini-Anemone will be available soon at a gallery near you.

Without UV Light

With UV Light

Common Clownfish with Illuminati Bubble-tip Anemone (above)

A fun and personable sculpture, this anemone piece features two clown fish living in their symbiotic relationship with the bubble tip anemone. Standing about 6 inches tall, his piece is portable and highly functional with a 3 hole perc.

  • 14mm female joint
  • 3 hole perc
  • 6 1/4″ height
  • 2.75″ base
Illuminati Anemone is available at an authorized Joe P Retailer.