Handmade and conjured by Old Growth Alchemy, the Duality reliquaries honor your nature as a complex being: made of both bright and shadow, a liminal space within a skeleton. A combination of forest and sea, light and shadow, flower and stone, this reliquary utilizes onyx, lichen, seaweed and iridescent stars to offer you balance. A talisman for traversing your depths.
And what are reliquaries? From the Catholic tradition, reliquaries were vessels which held holy relics from saints or pieces of them. Well, while I am not of that tradition, the practice and concept intrigued me. What if we see Nature as Holy? What would the relics be if not Nature themselves? Nature as an animist being or collective rather than a thing or object?
These ritual items look to Nature as a method of exploring larger narrative themes: these focused more strongly on energetics and ways in which we interact with ourselves and the world around us through connections, superstition, belief, and practice.