TAKE A MOMENT TO ENVY ME

A man fished out a bottle from the sea and found a letter inside.

“I have been marooned on an uninhabited tropical island. There is no inflation, no taxes, no city noise, no traffic or pollution. Take a moment to reflect and envy me” 

The letter in a bottle is a powerful concept of despair, hope and salvation in an improbable twist of fate. Yet, is rarely used by artists as a theme, apart from the millions of images of old bottles half-buried in sand.

Yet, there’s an artist who decided to document his suburban world existing half-way between a large city and nature, in a series of bottled pictures.

Jim Dingilian makes pictures inside bottles with candle soot as his primary media. This allows him to create dreamlike images encapsulating the life of a small suburb,

It is not great art, but it is something that makes you stop, look inside, and reflect on your personal experiences (if any) with suburban life and/or moments frozen in time. I find it strangely captivating.

Thank you, the Daily Prompt for reminding me of this artist.

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4 thoughts on “TAKE A MOMENT TO ENVY ME

    1. artmoscow Post author

      Compositionally, it is a very interesting challenge, if it is a round bottle. There’s no starting or ending point to the composition of a drawing inside ) Some of them are very clever

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    1. artmoscow Post author

      It is, surely – bottles that might have ended their existence in a trash bin and candle soot that is generally thought of as dirt produce Memory Bottled )

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