Personal Shrines

My collection of shrines are handmade from hardwoods that have been salvaged from old barns, discarded pianos, and forgotten dusty piles. Each piece of wood is then individually carved and finished with natural waxes and hand-formed copper candle ring - reincarnating its weathered beauty into a sacred object to hold your devotion to the image you choose to adorn your shrine with.

Making these shrines is an exploration into the use of physical space and objects to create sacred centers of devotion in the home - a practice uncommon to most occidental western cultures where space is abundantly designated for work, entertainment, exercise, socializing and other outwardly oriented activities. 

 

These shrines are intended to invite and reflect the personal beliefs and practices of each user. As such they are free from any specific faith or doctrine and aim humbly to elevate the remembrance of what is personally sacred to each of us.

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