“A reader lives a thousand lives.” —George R.R. Martin
Every Spiritile has its own story that inspires, uplifts, and brings a hopeful connection to life. Handcrafted in Atlanta, each is made with finely ground colored glass that is handpainted, fused to copper in a kiln at 1500 degrees, and then wrapped around a wooden frame (see more here). Spiritiles can be hung on the wall or displayed freestanding, and withstand direct sun, humidity, and even outdoor conditions. Care and hanging information here.
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Artist Statement About This Piece: “Once a reading of a book is under way, and we sink into the experience, a performance of a sort begins… We perform a book—we perform a reading of a book. We perform a book, and we attend the performance… It is not that our narratives necessarily tell us something true about the world (though they might), but rather that the practice of reading feels like, and is like, consciousness itself: imperfect; partial; hazy; co-creative… As readers, we are both the conductor and the orchestra, as well as the audience.” —Peter Mendelsund, What We See When We Read
Product: 141 Epic Tales
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: August 14, 2013, Falliday 2013 Collection
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Charleston, South Carolina
Through fortuitous circumstances, Spiritiles creator Houston Llew met the master enamelist Zingaro and learned the craft of glass enameling. His artistry has evolved from enameled imagery to a combined image and story design. This has become the cornerstone of his work.
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