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.
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;
Alternate list of words relating to each other and my art practice;