This series of
dimensional wallpieces is being created for A Year Long Celebration of
Art and Wine, sponsored by Hudson Valley Wine Magazine, in collaboration
with the Millbrook Winery (NY). For this project I've been creating
mixed-media works that depict the six stages of winemaking as developed
by the Millbrook Winery. These seasonal works evolve as the particular
stage occurs throughout the year. Elements from the wine-making process
are incorporated, such as vines, fallen leaves, oak staves and corks.
Each season I collect what is safe to gather from the grounds. The oak
stave frames are created from former wine making barrels. Other elements
simulate the seasonal conditions, such as delicate branches, animal fur,
clay, fabrics, fibers and glass shards.