noun el·lip·sis \ i-ˈlip-səs , e- \
the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood
a sudden leap from one topic to another
Someone once told me that our entire life is defined by a mere five or six consequential questions. In between, we go about our lives, working, raising a family, pursuing further studies, traveling, and so on. But for the most part we are, quite literally, waiting.
The Ellipsis concept is borne out of those moments of waiting. In airports, doctor’s offices, hotel lobbies, traffic. Once in a while, a sense of solitude comes to me, the whole world seems to pause, and the waiting becomes a void, a question, an introspection...an ellipsis.
Art is an ellipsis. It invites us to think, to be skeptical, to be critical; it challenges our well-established beliefs, and provokes us to broaden our perspective. But while art has the power to create such a void, it has an even greater transcendent power to simultaneously fill it.
I invite you to explore this beautiful paradox through the Ellipsis concept. You never know what three simple dots could do...
So true on many levels! Wine inspires art. Wine is itself art.
Art in turn enhances our experience of wine. From modern wineries imagined by renowned architects, to bottle labels designed by contemporary masters, to wine glasses crafted by famed artisans.
The Henley Bar concept is an ode to our communal—and dare I say, universal—fascination with fermentation. In the fraternity of friends, I find myself occasionally curating wine and, frequently, emptying bottled art.
Creating one-of-a-kind, custom pieces is—in one stroke—a unique challenge and a tremendous privilege. Instead of a flat canvas plastered on a sturdy frame, I find myself brushing paint across folds and creases of an undulating, silky gown or over the straps and buckles of an irregularly shaped bag.
Although I bestow on a bespoke item the same care and devotion I give any other painting, I recognize the deeply personal connection these items have with their owners. Thus, the initial adrenaline rush from staring at an unfamiliar, exotic surface rapidly gives way to a sobering and, quite often, intimidating sense of responsibility. I do not have enough words to thank the owners who have in me graciously placed their trust and have permitted me to show their pieces in the Bespoke concept.
NOTE: Regrettably, due to the special nature of these items, I am only able to accept a few bespoke commissions in a year. If you are interested in placing a request, please let us know so we can add you to our wait list.