The word reliquary comes from the French word reliquaire, meaning “a receptacle, such as an altar or shrine, for keeping and displaying sacred relics and objects.” This series is inspired by Medieval Era religious reliquaries, and addresses my passionate interest in collecting fossils, rocks, and religious symbols and artifacts from antiquity. Each reliquary is nuanced with textures and layers created by carving, applying hand made papers, painting, and sanding that make the surfaces appear to be softened by time. A variety of components are incorporated into these assemblages, each designed to represent and honor an aspect of my faith.
Unless noted, these reliquary structures are designed to both hang on a wall or sit on a pedestal, desk, counter, or table top. Click on the "Wall Preview" and "Live Preview" buttons to visualize how a selected work of art might look on a wall, table or pedestal in your home or business. Click FAQ to learn how to use these visualization features. FREE shipping is available for all reliquaries.