ND12 – William LeGoullon

Crossing Territories artist William LeGoullon has a unique perspective, scientific yet creative. His abstract images evoke geologic rock slices, star charts and even stained glass windows. Taking liquids and converting them to solids, the objects under the microscope take on a mysterious aura, making us ask questions, wonder and delve into the ideas behind the images.

Here are some of the answers. Bill’s Artist Statement.

My latest works express my fascination with beverages, the variety of methodical processes through which we craft them, and the detailed makeup of each liquid we drink.
Stemming from my work as both an artist and as a barista and bartender, my interest is in concocting a recipe of beverage culture, art, science, and theory with regard to what we as humans consume. I am continually inspired by observing what has been left behind, the pieces that make up the whole, and the clues that inspire examination. In this series, I treat the world’s top five most consumed man-made beverages like scientific specimens, allowing each liquid sample to dry before photographing them using a microscope. The resulting images provide us with a chance to analyze these fingerprints of drinkable culture as an act of art consumption.

what do these images evoke for you?

Tea Stain

Beer Specimen

Cola Specimen

Coffee Specimen

Wine Specimen

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