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"Shine like the whole universe is yours" - Rumi

Inspired by this fabulous Rumi quote, I wrote this short  poem that evoked the imagery for this magnificent piece painted into this re-purposed apple crate. 

"Shimmer and glow and beam all you lovers,
Brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers...
Uncover your dreams and open your heart,
drop all the pretense and make a fresh start...
Lean into your goodness and be not afraid,
Rub yourself shiny, step out of the shade!"

Happy and hand-crafted elements of lovebirds, gold leaf and embellished wings have been added to the luscious acrylic paintwork. The shiny shrine has it's own in-built shelf to put a candle, some flowers and an apple offering to the lovely Madonna and perhaps a photo of your own favorite deity or guru?...

This magical piece will sit well on a sideboard or shelf and due to its weight would require specialist set-up to be hung on a wall. 
60 x 92 x 28cm

Freight calculated extra for this work, please email me to get costs. Can arrange collection from my Melbourne studio.

Shiny shrine of the Apple Crate Madonna

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