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Spiritual Utility

New Work by Oakland, CA based
artist and metalsmith Holly Bobisuthi
 
 
“Attentive Interactions in the Sentient World”
 
There is an intimacy to domestic objects. Every day items through continued use and interaction can take on a sense of internal purpose. A favorite necklace can attain the power of a rosary through daily wear. Grandmothers cast-iron can teach you how to make her cornbread. After all isn’t the bishops mantle just a fancy scarf?
 
Spiritual matters are seen as disconnected from the material world while utility is defined as pure function, without aesthetic or emotional value. These two ideas would seem to be in direct opposition. However when we began to connect with the world as a living entity larger than ourselves, something we are a small part of, we can begin to see the spirit in ordinary objects and to appreciate the importance of the the sensual world to our human lives. The sound, feeling and appearance of an object is as important as the function . We live in a world of physicality and engaging all our senses can open us to experiences greater than ourselves. Perhaps by de-centering humanity from our perception of the universe we could more fully experience the link between matter and spirit.
Holly Bobisuthi, Thimbles

Holly Bobisuthi, Thimbles

$175.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Needle

Holly Bobisuthi, Needle

$20.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Pens

Holly Bobisuthi, Pens

$50.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Moon Comb & Night Case with Stand

Holly Bobisuthi, Moon Comb & Night Case with Stand

$380.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Bottles

Holly Bobisuthi, Bottles

$150.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Bottle Necklace with Funnel

Holly Bobisuthi, Bottle Necklace with Funnel

$275.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Dishes

Holly Bobisuthi, Dishes

From $60.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Fish Embossed Earrings

Holly Bobisuthi, Fish Embossed Earrings

$200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Fly Trio Earrings

Holly Bobisuthi, Fly Trio Earrings

$275.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Netting Needle

Holly Bobisuthi, Netting Needle

$150.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Netting Gauge

Holly Bobisuthi, Netting Gauge

$40.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Sun Bowl

Holly Bobisuthi, Sun Bowl

$400.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Bird Mortar and Pestle

Holly Bobisuthi, Bird Mortar and Pestle

$500.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Flies Mask

Holly Bobisuthi, Flies Mask

$450.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Blue Mask

Holly Bobisuthi, Blue Mask

$450.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Leaf Earrings with Handmade Chain

Holly Bobisuthi, Leaf Earrings with Handmade Chain

$490.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Daggers

Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Daggers

$580.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Tears

Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Tears

$720.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Flies

Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Flies

$500.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Flowers

Holly Bobisuthi, Expression Jewels – Flowers

$700.00
Holly Bobisuthi, The Beast Within

Holly Bobisuthi, The Beast Within

$1,100.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Falling Water

Holly Bobisuthi, Falling Water

$3,200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Fire Season

Holly Bobisuthi, Fire Season

$2,800.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Net with Small Souls

Holly Bobisuthi, Net with Small Souls

$3,200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, The Swarm

Holly Bobisuthi, The Swarm

$2,800.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Earthquake Weather

Holly Bobisuthi, Earthquake Weather

$1,200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Night Flowers

Holly Bobisuthi, Night Flowers

$900.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Sun Ring

Holly Bobisuthi, Sun Ring

$450.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Moon Ring

Holly Bobisuthi, Moon Ring

$160.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Day Night Earrings

Holly Bobisuthi, Day Night Earrings

$385.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Neolithic Necklace in Noon Blue

Holly Bobisuthi, Neolithic Necklace in Noon Blue

$200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Neolithic Necklaces in Bone

Holly Bobisuthi, Neolithic Necklaces in Bone

$200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Eye Rings

Holly Bobisuthi, Eye Rings

$200.00
Holly Bobisuthi, Fish Rings

Holly Bobisuthi, Fish Rings

$200.00
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