Using candle smoke and an empty bottle to create these incredible scenes, artist Jim Dingilian offers up some rather impressive pieces in what is being called “Bottle Smoke Art.”
After coating the inside of the bottles with a fresh layer of soot, Dingilian uses tiny tools, such as skewers and needles, to slowly and meticulously etch away at the inside of the bottles to create these perfect scenes.
“The miniature scenes I depict are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature,” says the artist.
Offering an insightful look into the bottles he uses, Jim says that “the bottles add to the implied narratives of transgression.”
Adding, “when found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artefacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories.”
These pieces of art are impressive to say the least. The ability to maintain a steady hand while using small tools long enough to reach inside the bottles and create these detailed scenes require precision and just pure talent.
If you’d like view more art my Jim Dingilian, you can check out more of his work on the McKenzie Fine Art website.
What do you think of this unique Bottle Smoke Artwork? Would you ever buy one of these pieces of art?
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[Images via Jim Dingilian]