A drink for a toast. A drink to unwind. A drink to make that one song sound a little sweeter. I chose a bottle of liquor to be used in this series of process-oriented work. Bartending for several years and being surrounded by wine and spirits led me to pay extra attention to the variety of bottles and their contents. How does the form and its appearance reflect what is inside?
My work draws influence from Andy Warhol’s content repetition but follows in the footsteps of minimalism. What begins as pen and brush on paper evolves into the replication of the actual form through the process of slip-casting. My drawings and paintings have a much more loose yet energetic feel to the strokes while my ceramic work brings these ideas into a static three dimensional form. It’s an imperfect process that results in each piece having its blemishes or disfigurements. Appropriating this object and mass producing it on a smaller scale as opposed to in factories allows for each one to be unique in its own way with a personal touch however still be created using the same technique and procedure.