'Spirit of Muse' Spiritile
Spirit of Muse Spiritile by Houston Llew has this quote on the sides,
"A smile is the light in your window that tells people you're at home." - Anonymous
Houston Llew, Artist
The first thing I ever enameled. When Zingaro, my mentor, asked, "what do you want to make?" My first instinct was that of a snarky, arrogant & ambitious student. I shot back, "You fancy yourself on the creative level with the all-time greats, I'm just going to steal y'alls tricks. How about you show me how to capture the emotion of DaVinci's Mona Lisa?" And he gleefully accepted.
Later that night, defeated & exhausted we surmised that for years DaVinci left the piece unfinished out of frustration. I took our progress and showed my mother... who took out a sharpie, scribbled on the fired enamel metal... and captured it perfectly. This is actually her rendition of that smile, which was much easier to recreate once she showed me the way & explained why it was so impactful.
This piece holds a special place in my heart, the first sketch to defeat what Hemingway once coined, "The White Bull." And it took a team effort. Every Spiritile that came after would be new and different, but this remains "The Muse." I am still attempting to capture her today. And each time I do, I get a glimpse of a different smiling emotion from a different inspriting source.
The First. The Original. The piece that holds a special place in our hearts, the first sketch to defeat what Hemingway once coined, "The White Bull." Since then, nothing would be the same. Every Spiritile that came after would be new and different, but this Mona Lisa would remain "The Muse."
- molten glass on copper art
- handcrafted with love in Atlanta, Georgia
- the best gift for your self! (and those you love)
- full of cheerful, with a dash or two of inspiration
- happy on the wall or free standing, but happiest in groups
- Hang on wall or stand on a shelf
- Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 1 3/4"
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