Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Originally I intended this shrine to be a garden niche or alcove, an ode to a garden. It's 7.25 wide by 6.5 tall by 3 inches deep. While this was drying and being fired I mulled over many ideas of what to include inside. Then today I remembered I had this small buddha. He's made out of a green resin to simulate jade. Perhaps he's dwarfed inside; maybe he could be an ivory color. I could have put a door at the back like this was a porch of an old building. Maybe a bonsai tree and a concrete lantern. I might not even keep him in there, another idea may turn up.
As I become more familiar with making shrines, more ideas will come to me. I need to let my mind wander freely. I really like making these; it's stimulating to my mind to think about a story or a memory to illustrate or represent within them. This was one of the once fired pieces. There's spirals on the sides and the roof sags a little, but it's part of it's rustic charm. I'll be thinking about how to bring this together. Thanks for reading and for all your comment.