My Cola Lite

My Cola Lite is a sculpture composed of 2000 one liter bottles of diet cola and a five meter long painted shipping container. Mike Bouchet produced the cola with no sweetener or sugar, hence the “lite” or diet moniker. The artist wanted the cola to be black, like oil, and had the cola produced with the maximum amount of caramel coloring possible. The resulting “Black American Water” is also used as a pigment for paintings. The paintings, more properly referred to as stainings, are created by staining white cotton with this cola.