This is the inspiration behind my seventh illustrated cocktail artwork called “Absinthe, La Fée Verte” (The Green Fairy).
The message of this piece arose from a brainstorming session with colleagues, Tim Allan and Sarah Graham at Rotson Studios.
Sarah suggested the idea of replacing absinthe by absence in the popular saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder”; and Tim added the poetic sentence “makes the mind go wander”. I loved both ideas so I started working on them straight away.
The reason behind the breaking up of the word ab·sinthe in my artwork lies in the relationship between the meaning of the Latin prefix, ab– and the message of the piece itself:
The English prefix ab-, which means “away,” appears in many English vocabulary words.” You can remember that the prefix ab– means “away” via the word absence, for someone who is absent is “away” from a place.
“Absinthe, La Fée Verte” is an illustrated cocktail artwork that “glows” in the dark and keep us dreaming.
Photo by Mark Lobo at @folilio
Frame by Wilma Art Framing Concept.