Birthplace of Coca-Cola Bottle
All brands have logos, but very few can lay claim to an iconic shape like the Coca-Cola Bottle. The contour bottle was designed by a glassblower in a Terre Haute bottling plant during a national competition in 1915. To celebrate the iconic shape, Terre Haute has launched the Root Family Public Art Project and commissioned 25 different artists to paint the 6 foot tall sculptures.
Larry Jones was selected by the Custom Stone Projects management to turn one Coke bottle from plaster into marble. During his career as a master painter, Larry was often hired for his skill in faux finishing and ability to perform alchemy with paintbrushes.
This project was a chance to combine Larry's love of Terre Haute history with his craftsmanship as a faux finisher and master painter.