Etching

Etching is about conversation, controversy, parlour games and thinking.

We have one piece of glassware that I never use. It would work nicely for this purpose. It’s a very simple, straight-laced highball glass.

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The plan is to get eight or ten glasess etched in a very plain and functional font –probably¬†Helvetica¬† I’d use single words to facilitate conversation and thought. Then have a party and as the guests leave give them their glass. It’s kind of like a Martha Stewart Art Project.

This is inspired by a glass I remembered from my parents. When I was a kid we were never suppose to sue these glasses because we could break them. They were etched with ESL. I never really thought about those glasses but I imagine they were a gift to my parents for their wedding. Either that or they were handed down from my Grandmother or Great Aunt on my Father’s side.

I always liked this glass wear when I was a kid but now as an adult I prefer heavy, substantial larger glasses. That could be because I associate nice glassware with a discomfort that comes with being a child around nice things.

Possible Working List;
Truth
Pain
Solitude
Magic
Lost
Art
Imposter
Escape
Dream
Ennui
Original
Average

Alternate list of words relating to each other and my art practice;
Average
Mediocre
Pedestrian
Typical
Normal
Banal
Unassuming

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