“May your trails be crooked, winding, and dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” —Edward Abbey
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: Something endures—as though an invisible thread connects—throughout the writings of explorers. Edward Abbey, Amelia Earhart, Jack London, John Muir... their words are soaked in expansive mystery of the world. They paint breathtaking landscapes through imaginative sentences. Abbey’s explorations leap from the page with a wildness that draws out the adventurous within us. Rather than shy away from danger, Abbey says that’s the thrilling part of life. What makes the precipice so worth seeing is a combination of the work we go through to climb our mountains, and the heart-pounding moment where we stand on the precipice and live from great heights. There’s a wilderness out there in the world we’re meant to explore—it’s true—but there also lies a wilderness within us, a daunting mountain range that only through self-exploration will we rise to those mountain tops. So go. Explore. And in your walks through the world, walk also through your self.
Product: 210 Terra Incognita
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: August 1, 2017, Fall 2017 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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