wood and glass, 36"x 8"x 3"
This piece of locust was something left from wood I ripped to make a retaining wall over 20 years ago. It hung around and hung around and I'm not sure why, but it did. What I mean by this is that very easily it could have gotten used in any number of projects around here, but it did not and eventually we developed a rapport. I then knew that at some time it would become part of a piece. The bottle has a whole different history. I've lived here for 30 years and have never thrown any bottle away that has shown up here. This bottle is one of a number of bottles that carried alternative elixirs we were taking at one time. I was drawn to the bottles instantly and fooled around with different ways to bring them into my work. Then this idea of tightly chiseling a cavity into the locust wood hit me. The space I made for the bottle is so snug that once I firmly forced the bottle in it stay there on its own