A couple weeks back I introduced a new piece using a (supposedly) Japanese figurine. To refresh here are the other figurines that I had as well:

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I decided to make two at the same time on this round, and picked two of the figures in the center: the woman in pink and the man in slate blue and red. Like the previous shrine, the composition’s colors match the color of their garments, while maintaining a similar feel between both of the pieces being worked on.

I used slightly different backing metal for these, with a piece that is a bit larger and more horizontal than before, with a larger ledge at the bottom.  I didnt take any photos in process so will just show the finals, first the one with the female figure, titled “Rotary Pocket Shrine.”

Rotary Pocket Shrine
Dial S for Shrine: "Rotary Pocket Shrine"

Now some are going to note that the object in the center isnt part of a rotary phone, and they would be correct. However, it had a rotary feel to it, so am going with that as the title. It was after all, my call. Other object here include some peg hooks that have been put to use as dragonfly and caterpillar legs in some of my animal assemblages, as well as an electric box (?) that houses the woman, and other doodads.

Next is the shrine with the male figure, titled “Faucet Pocket Shrine”:

Faucet Pocket Shrine
Faucet Pocket Shrine

Very similar composition as Rotary Pocket Shrine, but as noted above, uses the colors of the figurine. It has a different focal point, this time being a spigot handle. Most of the other objects are similar as in the first. Both of these are about 5 x 4 x 2″ and can be hung on the wall, or placed on a ledge if feeling risky.

Finally here are the pieces taken together:


My next post will be a feature that is long overdue for this website, given the name. Stay tuned!

Rotary Pocket Shrine and Faucet Pocket Shrine are available for sale, each $90. Contact me or check out other available assemblages here. These can be found in the Pocket Spirits section.

His and Hers: Two New Pocket Shrines
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2 thoughts on “His and Hers: Two New Pocket Shrines

  • April 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Scott, once again so impressed with how you keep doing and reinventing these pocket shrines. This pair is just adorable and yes you are right about the validity of using the word “rotary” in the title.as it “was your call” You are not only artistic but have a mean quick wit too:) I really enjoy your blog posts, and always look forward to them.

    • April 13, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks so much Kari! Always appreciate your kind words, and also should mention to any readers that you have one heckuva blog yourself!


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