“You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete.” —George Strait
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: One of two very special Spiritiles released in honor of Houston’s second-born son. ‘Fulfillment’ is dedicated from Houston to his child, and is a representation of the wholeness one feels when they have created a family. Read below for Houston’s release announcement of Spiritiles 238 ‘Fulfillment’ and 239 ‘Sterling.’
“Three years ago, I was scared and overjoyed to welcome my first child into the world. He took life by the wing and pulled my wife and me into a new world, making the face of our days completely new. When we learned we would welcome another child this year, my oldest became so excited to have a friend like him join our family. Along the way, one day I was designing new Spiritiles in my workshop when my son wandered in to see what I was doing. He saw the elephants Spiritile design, loved it (he loves animals!), and asked if he could give it to his soon-to-be-born baby brother. “Of course,” I said. “In fact, you can give him this very first one.” It was his turn to be overjoyed. When the time came for my second son to be born, I wasn’t nearly as scared. My oldest was testament that I could keep a child alive, love them, and teach them to love in return. It is with this feeling of fulfillment and unwavering joy that I release these two Spiritiles as a humble gift—the first from me, the second from my oldest—to the newest love of my life. My son, thanks to you, your mother, and your new best friend of a brother, my life is made complete.” —Houston Llew
Product: 238 Fulfillment
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: July 30, 2019, Surprise II 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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