Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Perfume Bottle Towers

I have a collection of perfume bottles made in Egypt. They are little things of beauty, built by the hands of glassblowers into unique shapes, accented by color and metallic luster glazes. What would happen if these tiny forms were enlarged into architectural towers? This sketch attempts to answer the question. They would be faerie towers reflecting moonlight, the homes or workplaces of sprites and glass-like crystal nymphs. Some of the shapes you see in this picture are sitting on my shelves, but they are only six inches tall.

"Perfume Bottle Towers" is gouache on black paper, 7" x 10", January 1998.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

I own a few of these myself, never thought to make them into towers! This is lovely, mystical and very cool!