Spoon Theory Rx Bottle – Hollow Construction

Date: March 25, 2015 Category:
Rx Bottle - Hollow Construction

Overview & Materials Used

Artist-in-Residence commission by Stanford Medicine X 2014.  Based on the “Spoon Theory” for chronic illness written by Christine Miserandino.

  • Copper and Nickel
  • Measures approx. 3 inches by 1.5 inches. 
  • Hand sawn, etched, riveted and soldered


The base of the bottle was constructed from copper piping.  The lid was fabricated from flat sheet copper and soldered together with the Medicine X logo etched on the top. The label is etched nickel and held in place with copper rivets.  The tiny nickel spoons inside represent pills.