Houston Llew Spiritiles: True North

Houston Llew Spiritiles

“Think not that you direct the course of love, for love… directs your course.” —Kahlil Gibran

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: Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American poet and artist—regarded as a bit of a literary and political rebel in his time, putting forth ideas that bucked conventional societal norms. It is said that because of an unrequited love, a relationship with an American woman ten years his senior and this quote, beautifully illustrated on this tile, gives the reader the feeling that one’s love destiny was not dictated by social norms but by the language of the heart, which knows no boundaries.

Product: 162 True North
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d 
Release: February 5, 2015, Spring 2015 Collection

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ABOUT THE ARTIST 

Houston Llew
Atlanta, Georgia

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.


Type: MDMIS


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