Drop

Bill Tite's avatar Bill Tite Vote Code: 66382

Artist Statement / Try to imagine what every drop of blood in a human body would look like floating in a sphere in front of you. Imagine no longer. Volunteers donated their blood to fill this 9.5 inch diameter glass sphere accommodating just over 1.5 gallons—the approximate volume of life supporting sanguine liquid in an average 185 pound man (myself). To witness this amount of blood outside the body is a visceral experience. A drop may seem insignificant, but this depends on context. Compared with a person a drop is relatively small, but in relation to it’s life-giving essence it is enormous. I hope “Drop” will stimulate conversation about both the beauty and the value of blood, and perhaps encourage you to donate your own blood to help others.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 9.55 inches
  • Medium: Blood and glass
  • Width: 9.55 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 9.55 inches