The Artist’s words……
The passion of the art of winemaking
is the inspiration for this award.
The soil, the fruit, the blood
are all represented in the award through
the use of both colour and form.
The colour, a deep red with a touch of black
and purple, alludes to the wine,
to the soil, the fruit and to the blood
of the winemaker, where the passion lives.
The form has five fingers,
as does a hand and holds a sphere representing
the fruit. The piece operates as a lens,
projecting an intense spot of light onto
the surface. This is that ethereal aspect of
the art~ that theory about wine and the art
of making it can never be adequately described
or articulated, but of which
every winemaker knows.
John Paul Robinson