“Tropical Island” was an ongoing series, each in a 4” diameter “ocean” with a person, a palm tree, a sign reading anything the purchaser thought of, and about 40 tropical fish. The palm fronds are made of sheep skin (vellum) and the fish and person are made of marble dust in a secret sauce. Total time to create a Tropical Island is about 28 hours.
The “Ocean” stands alone on a platform as if it were cut out on the ocean with a cookie cutter, all toped off with a 4" diameter Plexiglas dome. The total height is about 4" tall. Each has its own fall-open gift box.