R.O’NEILL LATTA | 2020
Brent’s Pinot Vineyard, Santa Cruz, California
This sauvignon blanc was picked on August 29, 2020, from a vine that had wrapped itself around a fence on Brent’s Pinot Vineyard in Santa Cruz, California. The fruit was crushed and destemmed by hand and then followed with a semi-carbonic, forty hour maceration. The wine is a cloudy, canary-yellow with a soft minerality and a crisp saline bite at the finish.
Cassi Namoda uses painting as an exercise in crossing cultural and historical references between her country of origin and the rest of the world.
Using colors of various intensities that range from the subtle to the acidic, applied in raw and expressive brushstrokes, the artist explores and cross-pollinates religious symbols with literary characters and real people, forging complex narratives. Namoda studies the unlikely meeting points between antagonistic mythologies and gives new meaning to symbols through boldly constructed images.