Post-break up times are tough. When we’re lonely, many of us turn to the comfort of a tall glass of wine, or in the case of some imbibers, maybe the entire box. One Portland, Ore.-based artist turned his liquid therapy into a solid relationship, by constructing a “boyfriend” out of boxed wine containers.
“I do not have a boyfriend so I made one out of boxes of wine,” Michael James Schneider tweeted on Monday, via his Twitter account, @BLCKSMTHdesign. The tweet includes a series of photos depicting Schneider and his assembled lover engaging in activities any good couple would: making spaghetti, Sunday morning breakfast in bed (complete with an appearance from an adorable cat); he even took his Franzia-breasted “boyfriend” grocery shopping. (Fittingly, he named the cardboard companion“Franz.”)
Schneider told U.K.-based tabloid, Metro he built the ro-box boyfriend out of a metal armature, attached wine boxes to it, and took photos to complete the project.
i do not have a boyfriend so i made one out of boxes of wine pic.twitter.com/1r6QKtUbvz
— BLCKSMTH (@BLCKSMTHdesign) February 26, 2018
He also said he often creates art when he is humiliated. “When I’m klutzy, I take photos of me faceplanting. When I’m single and lonely and drinking…well, why not create a companion out of that loneliness?”