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.
Table Top Medley #2
Lemonade Makers #1
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.