Lately, Oren and I have been putting a lot of thought into decorating our apartment. We moved from a one-room/loft cottage to a legitimate one bedroom, which means that we’ve also moved from four walls to, well, many more. (There’s a little cold clouding my brain and counting just isn’t happening in there right now.) So even though we’re steadily hanging art and photographs, there’s plenty of space left. On some level, I have always wanted to be an art collector, so blank walls are very exciting to me. You’d think that empty walls would be passive spaces, but they actually scream out at you to be covered—like an empty wine cellar might tug at your soul until you fill it with bottles.
As this is a wine blog, I’ve seeked (sooked?) out some interesting fusions of art and wine. I’m not even going to begin to get into wine labels here. Or bottle racks. Maybe another day. Anyway, I don’t know if any of these pieces would end up in my apartment, but it’s fun to see all the different interpretations of Wine as Art. Have fun:
Sugar is lovely, isn’t it? Like crystal feathers. Caffeine on the other hand… ouch.
Aaron Tafoya makes sculpture from used wine bottles.
This watercolor by Mark Smedra reflects “the distinct quality and personality of particular grapes.” Wines with personality…sounds familiar!
Richard Pim’s wine bottle building.
Tokara Winery’s wine as art medium.
And, get ready for this one… wine as fashion! Yes, folks, Bioalloy’s Micro’be’ fabric ferments itself into a garment. No seams, no sewing necessary. I don’t understand it, but it’s amazing. Go check out the pictures.