Many artists have been dining at the “wine painting” table of late. It is easy to understand why. The full spectrum of colors that come from different varietals and the play of light off of glass, metal, cloth, and cork make for unending compositional possibilities. I am known to have a thing for corks. Should the great flood come tomorrow, our house would rise up and float away with the thousands of corks stored here. Every flat surface in my studio is taken up with stuff so I have gone vertical and have made large bulletin boards of wine corks. I almost hate to cover them up - they are so handsome. The stelvin closure (aka the screw cap) is starting to surpass the cork as the best way to seal a good bottle of wine so corks may be going the way of the 8-track. Enjoy them while you can!