Monday, 4 April 2011


One of the most beautiful things across Cambodia Laos and Thailand are the wonderfulSpirit houses where offerings are left, in the form of food, incense, water, lotus flowers or garlands of heady jasmine sold by the wonderful flower sellers.. Each one is unique to each place from the and ostentatious spirit houses of the large hotels to the very humble spirit houses found in or outside a shack held together with string. The purpose of the Spirit House is to provide an appealing shelter for the spirits, or celestial beings, who would otherwise reside in the heavens.
I used to love getting up early and watching the daily ritual of offerings to the Spirit house , it seemed to bring a sense of calm in a somewhat crazy world.
I now have many drawings and photos that I am working from to make a series of paintings based around the idea of offerings.

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