Jacci Delaney is currently a second year graduate student at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Delaney is currently working with two bodies of work now, the fossils, and her new body of work casting bubble wrap in glass. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in glass and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History in 2008. She moved to Columbus, OH from Peoria, IL where she worked at Toraason Glass. Her work is about the beauty of life, especially the very bodies that makes every single living thing. Jacci has been fossilizing fish and animals in glass for four years now starting with her thesis in glass at SIUC. At SIUC, she did experiment after experiment to fuse fish in glass and she is now the first person to ever fuse a whole fish or animal in glass, which leaves the skeleton perfectly intact. This new work continues to push these ideas and the technical aspects of fusing real fish and animals in glass, which will lead to bigger works using bigger animals. The fish and animals come from the pet store already deceased; they didn’t make it to a home but they will live forever as art.