Artist Jim Dingilian uses bottles to create gorgeous, somber landscapes.
His medium seems so ephemeral: he uses soot from candle smoke, clear bottles and Q-tips.
The bottles are recycled and serve as the canvas.
Dingilian says, "The miniature scenes I create are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature."
"The bottles add to the implied narratives of transgression. When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty [...] bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread."
Once a bottle is sealed, the smoke sets into place, waiting for Dingilian to carefully craft away the soot.
Credit: McKenzie Fine Art