FRIEZE LONDON 2020
Elsa is among an ongoing series of shooter bottle sculptures, the first of which Claflin made for the exhibition By All Means You Can Have Two Halloweens at Drei Gallery in early 2020. After emptying the alcohol from the bottle, Claflin refills it with fragrant oils to create a custom scent, in this case meant to recall gin and an imagined notion of an English secret garden. Geranium and orange dominate other herbal and earthy notes, with the addition of a CBD vape juice reminiscent of farm fresh carrots in wet soil. The rainbow sticker over the label creates a big grin and the wire bead eyes combine to give Elsa a wide-eyed, happy-drunk expression.
Whitney Claflin, Elsa, 2020. Essential Oils, Jojoba Oil, Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, Cannabidiol, Terpenes, Sticker, Wire, Beads, Plastic Candle Holder, 16.5 x 6.4 x 64 cm.
Source: Bodega - Freize Focus