Gallery: Used Wine Crates Make Glowing Light Boxes


Wine makes the whole world more beautiful. Seriously, can you argue otherwise, given wine bottle cheese boards, used cork accoutrement — and now, these stunning light boxes from artist Tracey Johnson? They’re made out of used wine crates and a little bit of magic. Can’t tell? Read on.

Johnson creates different installations and spaces depending on the arrangement of the wine crates: towers, rippling waterfalls, shadowy tree-scapes, odd alice-in-wonderlandscapes, all are implied given the simple rearrangement of these craftily cut-out crates. Johnson, I’d like to volunteer my extended family as contributors to your materials supply. Now to tackle the trash created by housemates. Is there anyone interested in making a PBR can chandelier?

+ Tracey Johnson


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  1. winepine June 4, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Wow. Those are breathtaking pieces. They’re so beautiful.


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