“To have a child is to make the decision that your heart will forever walk outside your body.” —Elizabeth Stone
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: Elizabeth Stone struck a deep, resonate chord when she said this. If you are a parent, you can certainly attest to feeling the joys—and pain—that your child experiences, as if they were your own successes and disappointments. This lovely tile with its pastel hues of the simple loving act of touch between an infant and parent is the perfect expression of that eternal love.
Product: 071 Hello!
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: September 6, 2010, Fall 2010 Collection
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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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