243 'Guiding Light' Spiritile
"yours is the light by which my spirit's born: yours is the darkness of my soul's return - you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars" - E.E. Cummings
“Like this,” the silhouette said, gently lifting the light toward the sky. The smaller one to the left looked on, taking cues from the arms delicately holding the glowing lantern up high, set to release. This symbol of remembrance, of love lifted up over the water, ready to ascend to the heavens and return to the earth, with its flame finished, but its significance still burning bright. These lights that we ignite in our life are more than little flames. They are the emblems of who and what guide us in our journey by helping us to remember the past, to seize the present, and to create the future. - Why is the story on the sides of ‘Guiding Light’ written so differently? This story is a section of E.E. Cummings’ #38 of 73 poems. Whereas others might shorten the verse, Houston chose to keep the story as written: syntax, punctuation, and all. The rich language hidden within Cummings’ poetry is profound and layered. At once it is a celebration, a remembrance, an appreciation, a deep rooted love. Pinning down a single meaning to this poem is inconceivable, as it means so much to each reader.
Houston Llew is an enameling artist of his own distinctive genre specializing in glass on copper artworks known as Spiritiles. In his kiln-hot Atlanta studio, each tile is made by hand using ground glass that is painted, then kiln-fired to copper and enveloped around a solid frame. Every Spiritile has its own story wrapped around the sides to match the iconic and inspiring moments drawn from life. These pieces are best enjoyed together in a collection that reflects your unique style and story. They are made to be gifted, collected, and treasured for years to come. Welcome to the family!
Release Date: Aug 13, 2019
Collection: Fall Release
Made by hand with USA-sourced copper, glass enamel, and a custom wood box frame.
5¼" x 8½" x 1¾" - akin to the size of a novel.