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Bottles - Artist Statement

ChampagneSimilar to the marbles, I love painting bottles because of what happens when they are illuminated.  Light transforms them into sparkling, beautiful objects that develop a separate identity to their intended, manufactured purpose.  It’s not about the brand of liquid or liquor they contain, but the colour of the glass, and how they don’t cast so much as a shadow as another bottle . . . and when you place the bottle on a mirrored surface?  Magic!

I also enjoy the painting challenge they pose – how do you create that reflected double to make sure it reads as the reflection?  How do you capture something as transient as light?  I still don’t have the answer to that, but I think I get a little closer each time I try.

 

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