That is an amazingly realistic bird, sitting on top of the sheet of glass it was made from.
You can trust me when I say that creating that fused sheet of glass would be a lot of work. Too much work for me.
I still can't fathom how those wings become wings.
And for those who are interested, here's a 23 minute video of him making the bird (you can skim through it of course):
So, now that you know what I'm talking about - I think displaying the fused sheet with the bird makes it that much more amazing, because you can start trying to imagine how he made it into a bird. If you have absolutely no idea how he did it you can just brush it off and walk away, but he's given you hints to get your mind going - ingenious!
Are there any other working processes that could maximize the finished piece by being politely displayed with it?