Vessels are for holding drinks and various liquids which are essential for life. My favorite drink is tea. So on a daily basis, I often have a cup in my hands. But as much as I love my cuppa, I'm acutely aware that many people don't have the luxury of enjoying a favorite drink.
It's a challenge to even get a drink of clean water for many. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, as many as 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services.
Since I love the elegant shapes of vessels and their imitation of the human figure, I choose to frequently feature them in my art, not only to show their beauty but to draw attention to the important issues related to water around the world.
Artist Statement: Lemonade Makers is in celebration of all those who made something out of what they got in life. I created several variations of this design both in color and black and white. I really enjoyed bringing life to something that is usually described as still life.