I have commissioned a friend who lives near my Hastings studio to build wooden shrines for the masked God sculptures I wrote about a few posts back. https://annakeiller.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/masked-gods/
The shrine made for ‘Crow’ is about 16” x 17”. It is made of wood and we used plaster and wax to create the distressed finish. I also rubbed some oxides into the wax to further darken down the plaster. The ceramic sculpture itself is about 10” tall.
‘The Joker’ 16” x 12”.
Mike went over the wood with a blow torch and then he rubbed it back with sand paper. I can’t make up my mind as to whether or not I want to wax it…The ceramic sculpture inside is 11” tall
The shrines remind me a bit of Mexican Nichos, and I may have had the idea of them in the back of my mind as I was working. But it was only after they were finished that I made the connection.
I really enjoy making these shrines, and I have 3 more on the go…