I made these and other similar pieces thinking of the biblical story of Ruth. Just as she went out to the fields to glean barley after the harvest in the fields of Boaz, I used the valuable glass remaining from other project to make these peices. The way I obtained the glass, how it was used and the color pallett all made me think of Ruth out in the field of grasses. It is a story I had heard and read many times throughout my childhood. I had not thought of it in years and yet it came back to me in vivid detail as I worked on preparing this series of peices.