faerose_ (faerose_) wrote,
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Modern Altars

As you all know i'm repainting my living room; just a shade off white. Since that room gets very little light i've decided to go with a pale theme throughout. One of the things i'm considering is the relationship between storage and art in such a stark enviroment. Since my hubby has already made his views on the TV altar quite clear (though he wouldn't call it that) i am wondering how i can inject soul into this space that is the heart of our home. (The kitchen lacks out of this honor simply by being to small.)

For a shamanic kinda person, I've never been into altars in a big way. There are many reasons for this, one of which is the fluidity of my nature but mostly it is because i am unable to find the time to gather objects, that are able to convey the deep, dynamic and vast realm of spirit in a way that is also aesthetically pleasing. (I should also mention that i have a deep asthetic horror of comercialy shop bought magical paraphernalia.) So i find myself intrigued by some of the modern altars created by Bridget Conn and i am wondering how i can include space for a dynamic ever changing altar(s) that is able to function in spacial relationship. I especially like her work on ancestor worship, I love the way it moves through time and space. figuratively and literally!


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