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Wine Shop

$100.00 $155.00

Barcelona, Spain 

I wanted to do a couple of designs related to wine, since wine is such a popular theme for artwork.  We were in Barcelona, when we walked past this wine shop, and it caught my eye.  It was bright and well lit, and was pretty minimal.  I popped in, snapped this photo and popped out!

Customers always joke with me about this design at shows.  They call it the "famous wine shop" as in, "Oh, I know that famous wine shop".  One day, I was talking to a gentleman about this piece and he asked me what wine shop it was.  I never noted the name of it, and tried describing where it was.  Come to find out, he traveled to Barcelona frequently, and he actually knew this shop!  

In case you are looking for 2 designs that go together, the Wine Shop and Westminster Abbey look great together!

Process And Size Guidelines

I handcraft each piece in my home studio, located just outside of Kansas City, MO.

Most of the photos I use were taken by me on my travels near and far.    I review each photo, looking for striking colors and strong structural elements.    If you think of the entire design as a pie, I am looking for a perfect “slice” of pie within the picture.  Once I find it, the slice is mirrored and repeated in a circular fashion to create the whole pie, i.e. the kaleidoscopic design.

 

The design then is printed multiple times onto photo paper and I hand cut different elements from each copy of the design with scissors (yes, scissors!). After the cutting is done, I reassemble the pieces into tiered layers separated by foam core, creating the unique three-dimensional kaleidoscopic effect.  Finally, I mount the piece onto mat board and frame it in a shadow box, adding a small copy of the original photo to the piece.

 

 

Each design is available in multiple sizes.  The larger the piece, the more layers the design will have, which gives you even greater depth and dimension.  The larger size also allows for more intricate cutting, providing more texture and more "wow"!

 

 Size
Outside Dimensions Inside Dimensions Frame Color
10x10
9.75" x 9.75" x 2" 9" x 9" x 1.5" Black
13x13
13.5" x 13.5" x 2.75" 12" x 12" x 2.25" Black
16x16
18.5" x 18.5" x 4" 16" x 16" x 3" Custom made reclaimed cedar with museum quality plexiglass front