Imagine the message you might find in this upcycled bottle. Floating, drifting, what could be seen along the way by this narrow-necked messenger from one shore to the next with the vast ocean between? Melanie Marks painstakingly shaped each shard of glass to form with precise shapes for this unique pattern. On longer journeys out to sea, the roar of the engine takes Mel away from conversation and in to her imagination. This piece was inspired by her memories of the old cobblestone streets and alley ways of her native city of Cologne, Germany.