Happy Hour Residue Inspiring Art

Sometimes something as unremarkable as what we eat and drink can inspire beautiful visuals.  NPR brings us the art of Ernie Button, a man in Arizona who began a photography series based on scotch residue left in his glass.

Button’s Vanishing Spirits: The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch project includes 75 images, so far, captured over the past six years.  Button photographed the scotch residue in his glass, exaggerating the patterns through the use of different colored lights.


Check out his collection – it is pretty remarkable that every image is really just alcohol in a drinking glass.  Maybe at your next happy hour, you’ll be inspired to take some more artistic photos of your libations! Is it Friday yet?

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