Mark Abildgaard
Kiln cast glass sculpture

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Spirit Houses

I have been working on a series of glass sculptures over many years which I call Spirit Houses. These pieces are inspired by the household shrines that serve a variety of purposes in the different cultures that use them to make offerings to ancestors or provide protection from evil. As glass sculptures the Spirit House provides a stage to create images within an interior space which is separated from the outside world. I am interested in how light passing through the glass can dramatically highlight the images within.
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Spirit House - 7"x6"x3"


Spirit House - 7"x4"x2"


Spirit House - 11"x7"x5"


Mano Poderosa 14x7x5


La Muerta 12x8x5

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