037 'Play Date' Spiritile
"It takes a long time to grow young." - Pablo Picasso
When you're young, all you want is to be older, respected, in charge of yourself. When you become an adult, you realize you've made a terrible mistake! You don't want to be in charge! Who would want that?! All the responsibility, being in charge means making decisions, dealing with the results and reactions from those choices. It's all very... serious. So it becomes, then, a full circle journey back to seeking youth, letting go of the seriousness of life and realizing that in the end most of the things you thought mattered, didn't, and the little things like a tree swing in the fall make you young no matter your age.
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:July 1, 2009
Retirement Date:July 10, 2018
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 the novel. Free Shipping.