The Dick Westphal 'Caps' Series Documents Consumption Patterns

 - Jun 16, 2012
References: dirkwestphal & coolhunting
If you assembled all of the bottle tops that you had accumulated over a three year period it would probably resemble the Dick Westphal 'Caps' photo collage.

The artist arranged an assortment of lids that he and his family had collected over several years into four separate collages that were either blue, red, green or white in color. Each monochromatic piece made use of caps of all shapes and sizes and of varying degrees of opaqueness.

While the pieces are certainly visually appealing, they do have a deeper symbolism that exists beneath the surface. These repurposed cap captures tell a unique tale of the consumption patterns of one family and beg viewers to question what each lid used in the piece could have belonged to once upon a time.