“Who does not love wine, woman and song, remains a fool his whole life long.” Johann Voss [Quote on bottom of man’s shoes] One of the joys of being an artist is the freedom to play. I love to take whatever is in my studio and use it in an unexpected way. I created these wine lovers, pleased with the way their legs intertwined, but felt they needed more. Having some broken top-halves of wine bottles lying around after abandoning a different sculpture, I just plopped them on the heads of the wine lovers. All of a sudden you can see what was on their minds. And they were even more connected, sharing thoughts of their affection for wine. Notice that this sculpture is only my second in the series where a character does not wear shoes. “Adam, Eve and the Evidence” doesn’t have shoes because they were not yet invented. In “Wine Lovers IV”, as much as I love sculpting shoes, I just couldn’t put them on the lady because she’s snuggling her feet right up against her lover.