Large Abalone Shell Object
Our Objects from the Natural Worldare inanimate, yet possess the feeling and essence of life, a beautiful contradiction. A dazzling display of colors and texture characterize these big beauties. Serving as a bowl to hold all your small treasures, they are also as a place for reflection and fantasy, like a miniature deep sea garden. One side is covered in 99.9% fine silver through the unique technique of electroforming while the other exposes the natural pearlescent of each shell. They range in size from 4”x 6” to 5”x7” and are roughly 1 ½” to 2 ½” deep. Each Abalone Shell comes with a bundle of ceremonial palo santo sticks. “Smudging” is practiced by First Nations and Native Americans to cleanse and purify spaces. This instrument of ceremonies has been embraced by modern spiritual groups and individuals for many reasons. Its sensuous and grounding aroma, draws our attention to the spaces we live in. These two objects together honor the home we have built, and a home given to us, the natural world beyond these walls. Rest the smudge stick in this abalone shell, letting it rest and release.