Not to be Taken
'Not to be Taken' is a series of solid, cast crystal glass bottles molded from the surfaces of Victorian medicine bottles and displayed in an old medicine cabinet.
Victorian era poison bottles carried the warning ‘NOT TO BE TAKEN’ in raised letters. By mixing these words up I found new, ambiguous phrases that describe our angst-filled relationship to drugs, medicine, and the pharma industry. As a counterpoint to the all the angst, one bottle, suitably shaped, has the simple message to just ‘BE’.
Artist's collection (Not for sale).