Celebration Shrines

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A great way to celebrate and honor a loved one or pet is with a celebration shrine.  I’ve been creating these for myself and others for many years.  Using pictures, antidotes, text, and objects, each shrine has a unique feeling and presentation.  The shrine pictured above was a commission for a friend after her dog, Diggy, died.  I copied pictures and text off my friend’s facebook page.  In addition, she had given me some of Diggy’s belongings which I inserted into the shrine, such as a piece of Diggy’s cloth collar, her dog tags, and pieces of toys.  The shrine is ready for hanging.

 

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This project is a “Sister Shrine”.  I’ve altered an old cigar box with pictures and found objects that tell the story of my childhood with my sister.

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The inside of the box reveals more objects that convey memories of shared experience, such as our first communions, the day we held a seance for our departed brother, and a doll’s head to signify the one we lost down a hole in our bedroom wall.

The shrines come in many shapes and sizes and are priced accordingly. In addition to the shrine projects, I also create Honorariums, art pieces that offer hommage to a favorite writer, musician, or other person in your life.

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This 18″ x 24″ assemblage honors the life and work of Frida Kahlo.

The one below is an honorarium to Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Please contact me for more information.  (See contact page).

PRICES:

Triptych Celebration Shrines:  $200.00

Smaller Celebration Shrines: range from $50.00 to $100.00

Cigar Box Shrines:  $150.00

Honorarium Collage and Assemblage pieces:

18″ x 24″:  $300.00

16″x 20″:   $200.00

11″ x 14″:    $100.00

8″ x 10″       $ 75.00

Prices do not include shipping.

More samples:

PET SHRINES:

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HONORARIUMS:

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Billie Holliday                                                        Joan of Arc

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Ophelia                                                                             Melville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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