Gallery Shelley Martin: Paper Sculpture Artistry from the Mendocino Coast

Bill's Ghost

Bill's Ghost -- photo by Sienna M Potts -- artwork © Shelley Martin

I started this sculpture after returning from Cambodia. It is my version of a stupa-a sacred temple holding the ashes of family members. It is approximately 88" x 27" x 25". As I was working on this piece, a ghostlike warrior image began to reveal itself, and I did feel it was Bill's spirit coming through. And, speaking of spirits, there is one side of the sculpture with reflective paper. It is meant to keep away evil spirits. Tradition has it that the evil spirit sees its own reflection and the evil bounces back to its source.

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