Drop Bank: Rita Botelho

Drop Bank: Rita Botelho

Rita Botelho's Drop Bank captures the idea of saving for a rainy day by the creation of a series of colorful, and poetic function objects. I think it's beautiful in concept and execution.

  • Each vase in this edition is handmade, completely unique and incorporates a whimsical approach to recycling. As he makes his paintings and sculptures, the artist is left with an excess of pigmented epoxy resin. Rather than discard... Each vase in this edition is handmade, completely unique and incorporates a whimsical approach to recycling. As he makes his paintings and sculptures, the artist is left with an excess of pigmented epoxy resin. Rather than discarding it, he layers this leftover resin inside discarded and often familiar plastic juice, water, or soda bottles and creates an inner water-proof cavity by inserting smaller post-consumer vessels such as paint bottles or water bottles. Once cured, he removes the outer plastic bottle to reveal the smooth and radiant forms, allowing the viewer to truly see and appreciate these usually-overlooked designs in a permanent and useful way.