When talking about art, Eisch emphasizes the humanistic and intuitive nature of creation. “The reason for any kind of artistic activity is deep and chaotic: it is a force coming from the soul,” Eisch says. “There is no such thing as progress in the arts—it is based on individuality and uniqueness and rooted in the intuition, in the perceptive mind. We have to oppose a technologically perfect world with our imperfection. We have to try to bend the straight and expanding road of technological progress and make it round.” The gold telephone, misshapen and cartoonish, reflects Eisch’s sense of humor. Almost immediately, this sculpture became symbolic of the beliefs shared by many early studio glass artists. These included the notions that glass was a material capable of sculptural expression, that vessels could become separate from function, and that the relationship between craft and fine art should not be based on mutual exclusion, but on an open and ever-expanding dialogue.