“The miniature scenes I depict are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature. The bottles add to the implied narratives of transgression. When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories.”
Many of us have seen a different decorated bottles: hand painting, decoupage, ships in bottles, terrariums. Jim Dingilian is one of those rare artists for whom there is no limit to creativity. He uses candle smoke to paint pictures with the image of the inside of a conventional bottle. His images remind the outskirts of the suburbs, which at dusk seem mysterious and even a little threatening. For his original works the artist collects bottles and enjoys a good shape without embossed inscriptions and images.
It seems like other mysterious and ephemeral world, that we can see through the glass.