Lotus Maestoso

Glass, Marbles, Beads on Balalaika


Maestoso is a musical movement that is intended to be performed in a majestic manner. I chose this name because of the majesty of the shapely balalaika (pronounced BAH-LUH-LIKE-UH), an instrument of Russian descent. This balalaika is made of stained glass, tiles, and marbles. The character on the back is Japanese for ‘happiness.’ It is part of a series of mosaic musical instruments called Glassical Music.


This balalaika is art and not intended for actual use.

Copyright 2016

W. Somerset Maugham

“every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul”