The Last Drop
Dimensions: 13" h x 6" w x 11" d
Edition Size: 40
“We cannot tell the exact moment a friendship is formed; as in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one that makes the heart run over.”
The motivation for this sculpture comes from quote from Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”. It speaks to the drop of kindness that builds friendships; our friends in real life and our affection for a fine wine that comes from every last drop from the bottle.
"The Last Drop" is my first sculpture with a curved wine bottle. Previous works were with an actual wine bottle or wine glass incorporated with a figure. As I sculpted before, adding clay around actual wine bottles, I kept having the desire to bend the bottle to make it more interesting. With this sculpture, I created my own curved bottle and was pleased with the results. Although this approach sacrifices the perfect symmetry and smooth surface of a glass bottle, it opens up endless possibilities in terms of shapes and designs. Further, since the bottle was sculpted in clay (as opposed to a hard glass bottle), it provides an opportunity to add surface design to the bottle, creating more interest for the eye.