Most people think of shrines or reliquaries as sacred places dedicated to a specific person or object where the subject is remembered and often venerated. But the philosophy of the shrine I think can be applied to the containment of any memory whether real or imagined – who is to say what is ‘real’ anyway.
Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated. For an artist and writer, memories are the bones and relics of creation.
As with all the ideas and objects posted here, I don’t list them so that you’ll go out and purchase them. That would be nice for the artists I know - and I am grateful to them for their willingness to share their work - but often, it is just not possible. My main aim is to share the work that uplifts and/or inspires me; that expands my life in some way. Maybe the work will speak to you as well. I hope so.
Tibetan Reliquary by Rusted Wings Gallery
Life is Memories Pendant by Jens Jewellery
The Measure of a Man by Julie Zarate from six06
Contemplation of a Butterfly by Chrissy Butler from a Wonderful Place
Estre by Malcolm Studio Shop