LOS ANGELES — Like most gallery goers, I enjoy a good glass of wine with my art. And while wine tasting is an art in itself, I never thought the wine could be transformed into art.
So I was delighted to come across Sabine Marcelis’s “House Wine,” a living installation meant to be shown prominently in your home … all the while concocting your next glass of vino. It greatly simplifies the home wine-making process into elegant tubes and glass vessels that richly display the color of your work in progress.
Like a plant, House Wine is meant to receive “nurturing and care” from its owner, providing therapeutic pauses in an otherwise busy day. Marcelis says this about his decision to bring wine-making out into the open:
“Where the process is often hidden away from view in garages and basements. This is a real shame, as wine is a living, breathing entity which deserves an audience to witness it maturing.”
Now all we need is a tabletop vineyard or maybe this will help.