Back in February of 2004 I acquired the bottle listed below. I certainly thought this bottle was something extraordinary and without a doubt unique but then two years later along comes this bottle which I received on February 23, 2006, two years and a day from the one below! This is another unique interpretation of Jeannieís bottle as only Mary could do.
IN THE ARTISTíS OWN WORDS:
The mosaic design on the Jeannie bottle was used to enhance its own unique silhouette. However, in this case, it was also important to me to use the richest materials that I had available.
Most of the glass used on the bottle was hand painted or hand foiled, or sometimes both. In fact, much of it was experimental glass that I have had for months but had been unable to find the perfect application for.
Even the collar ring has beads especially chosen to fit this design and were then hand painted to match. I feel that no matter what was used to mosaic this bottle, it would be almost impossible to detract from the elegant form of the bottle itself. Vincent, I think you'd agree!
Again, I am so pleased by your interest in this bottle and am honored to have it join your collection. In addition, I'm looking forward to seeing your review. So much of art, especially this form, you really can't get a feel for it until its in your own hands.