Bottle (1/2)

Thesis project cateloguing the history of two totemic objects across centuries of still life. According to Baudelaire, objects fall into two categories: eternal (organic) and transitory (contextual). Transitory objects are man-made, inorganic, and physically linked to time; they orient the viewer and provide a sense of time and place. The bottle is an excellent transitory object because its form is so distinct to a time period and geographic region.