I was invited by Tokara Wine Farm to create work using their wine as the primary medium. Every year Tokara celebrates the release of their new vintage wines by inviting up and coming artists to use their red wine as a means of encouraging new and creative methods of incorporating wine experience into art, and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to have a go.
I reduced red wine to ink-like quality, threw a dinner party, and painted portraits of everyone at the table to make a series of 16 images titled ‘Wine Laps’. The portraits start with sharp lines and become softer and more blurry throughout the evening. All the guests were painting too – highly recommend as a party game!