Monday, April 27, 2009

Shrines...






A friend invited me over for dinner and said why don't we make shrines?
So we did... The bottom one isn't finished.
The top three photos are made from an old box(not sure what it's purpose was) I painted it. On the bottom shelf I have air dry clay faces bound with wire, a fish vertebrae, flicker feather, dog bone, crushed quail eggs and barbed wire. The top shelf has a air dry face bound with wire, barbed wire, and old yin/yang tile I found and then I cut out old tarot cards... they represent something that's happened in my life..

I am also going to follow 2 friends of mine Michelle and Cindy ...
They have a giveaway for the first 5 people to comment on there post.
So... the first five people to comment on my post I'll send you something.

15 comments:

Sue said...

I'm getting more and more into shrines, although I have never attempted to make one. I love the thought that goes into the embellishment of one and how the pieces tie together to convey a meaning.

My favorite of your finished shrines is the third one down with the sculpted skulls and fish vertebrae. Love the barb wire on the top one.

Georgina said...

I'm working on a couple of shrines right now for a silent auction. Mine consist of small paintings of the Virgen de Guadalupe in decorated boxes. They're more like retablos.

Like your shrines...very different. Years ago for an art assignment in college, I made "Family Shrines" which were all wooden boxes with things that represent members of my family and childhood memories of each one. This assignment became so personal, I wrote a journal to go with it, but I didn't include it in the installation.

Georgina

Joanna Thomas said...

They are wonderul Pat! I just hope what they represent were all good and not bad things. You are such a sweet spirit!
They look like a lot of fun to do! I may have to play around with this a bit!
xoxo

Carapace said...

Oh, I love your shrines!I've been fascinated with them since reading Griffin and Sabine waaaay back in high school--especially since I can't visualize them at all! But yours are gorgeous-- they look ancient and intriguing! Are you going to tell us what they represent? Or are they more like radio-shrines, just waiting to transmit whatever energy may come along?

Pattee said...

Thank you all ~
Did you read the bottom of the post?
I'm going to send the first 5 something I made....: )

Joanna Thomas said...

Thank you so much Pat! I just sent you an email! Yahoo!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

These are very cool Pattee..Man you are the Jack or Jane of All Trades... Fabulous Job. It look like your dinner date and you had fun! Cheers my friend.

Carapace said...

Squeakofjoy! I hadn't realized I was in the Golden Five! Guess I'd better email you an address- and thank you!

Sonia ;) said...

gosh dang...I was beaten to the punch....oh going to walk back to the corner and hold my head down and pout Ha ha..

Smiles...
sonia ;)

I love the shrines

3rdEyeMuse said...

WOW! I LOVE the shrines you've created ... they're quite moving (even the unfinished one).

Simone's Mor said...

I have never heard of Shrines.. But I love them .. they are really cool...
Nice work.. :-)

Pretty Things said...

I love shrines, wish I had the talent to make one! Right now, I guess my random collections of "stuff" in my bookshelves could count as a shrine-- as long as dust can be part of the "stuff"!

Deb said...

Thoroughly enjoying the eye candy here.

Janell Berryman artist-owner said...

Darn blogger is not showing all your pics but the one I do see is the top troll. He's great! So much detail. I wish all the pics where unpeeling! I will have to stop by again soon.

Sooz said...

Awesome as always! So glad you 'found' your Lost Children! I remember when you did that with your WIPs.... I wanted to drive across the country to try and find them all!