“Love and luck thrive where they grow wild and free.” —Unknown
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: Does luck exist if you don’t know about the concept of luck? I wondered this after finding a four-leaf clover in a clear field at a park near the house. We’d made it a family outing so the kids could play. It was mid-Spring, when the grass sprigs return but are short enough to show off the clover patches. I spent an embarrassing amount of time scanning the ground, looking for luck. Curious about my stance, the youngest wandered over and asked what I was doing. “Looking for a clover with four hearts,” I said. “Why?” “Well, for good luck.” It struck me as the words flowed out that I perpetuated this understanding, this flora of superstition. I was taught this concept of finding “luck” by someone like me, most likely when I was his age. And so it goes on, generations of sharing luck with the ones you love. As I held the four-leaf clover and gave it to the little outstretched hands, his eyes lighting up at being gifted something even so small, I ruffled his hair and asked, “Want to look for more?”
Product: 227 Lucky Find
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: January 29, 2019, Spring 2019 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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