Minoan Lotus Shrine by Zenovía
I draw inspiration from the re-psychedelic glue artists of the 1960s in CA, ( later known as "Assemblage artists"), assemblage, mosaics, and memory ware. I like to describe my work as “my Greek Orthodox grandmothers home altars meet the era of psychedelic glue art”, the results being spiritual in nature but light and joyful.
The candlelit shrines that I create are largely inspired by my grandmothers' and others' home altars honoring spirituality, gardens, music, nature, or various themes.
When candlelit, the shrines reflect and project dancing shadows especially in a dark room and can be used as a focal point for prayer and meditation reminding us to center ourselves, connect to source, and feel the delight and mystery in our everyday lives.
Common vintage objects such as rolling pins and wooden spoons are preserved, sanctified, and transformed being adorned with mirror, jewelry, icons, shells, stones, beads, vintage and re-cycled treasures along with newer ingredients, all a reminder of how the ordinary can be extraordinary, and that nourishment and inspiration come in many forms.
I give special thanks to my ancestors, my grandmothers, and to the late Lois Anderson who was a longtime friend, teacher, student, client, and one of several 60s era pioneering "glue" artists in CA, for inspiring me.
Unique one of a kind and made with vintage jewelry, chain, crystals and gemstones.
Pendulums have been used for centuries as a Divining tool to assist in answering your questions, meditate, pray, and fidget with.
Vintage bottles are adorned with jewels and ribbons and contain specific resins, herbs, crystals, prayers, good intentions, and colors for:
LOVE: Self-love, universal love & romantic love.
ABUNDANCE: prosperity, good luck and all that is good on all levels.
All bottles are sealed with sealing wax and are never to be opened.
For yourself or as gifts. Sizes vary.
Pure essential oils, water, gemstones, resins and intentions blended to use as an alternative to burning herbs and resins to bless yourself others by clearing and refreshing your space from illness, dis-ease, stale air, and bad juju. Use it as an insect repellant and to refresh closets, carpets, and linens.
A varying blend of mystical pure essential oils, holy oil, resins, crystals and intentions in a pure carrier oil. Anoint yourself or others to help ground, relax, center and be inspired.
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