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Práta Reliquary

by Pegeen Shean

Art Print

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Original assemblage 21.5” x 13” pine box, polymer clay beads, wire, acrylic, red velvet fabric, wax paper. Russary Length 25.5” (Original not for sale)
The burnt umber stained exterior of the reliquary box is unadorned, not revealing the beauty that awaits the viewer inside.
The inside of the reliquary box is ornate. The door is reminiscent of the Celtic Christian's illuminated texts, such as the “Book of Kells", with Práta Slánaitheoir (Potato Savior) painted in elaborate Celtic lettering.
The reliquary box houses a large “Russary”, hand crafted potato shaped polymer beads containing the proper amount and formation as a Catholic Rosary, nestled in a bed of red velvet.
Just after constructing this assemblage, I read that 2008 was designated the “International Year of the Potato” by the United Nations. The mission of this noble distinction was to highlight the potato’s importance as an inexpensive and nutritional food source in an effort to save lives from poverty and hunger. I began to think about this in the context of my family’s Irish history.
The harsh penal codes enacted in Ireland in 1695 against the Irish Catholics left them unable to practice their religion as well as striping them of their land and livestock, leaving them the potato as the main food source.

Práta Slánaitheoir ©2005 Pegeen Shean



Deepti Munshaw commented on February 25, 2012 3:40pm
Amazing piece with great history! Thanks for sharing, Pegeen!
John Medbury (LAZY J Studios) commented on February 25, 2012 4:01pm
Awesome style yet again Pegeen :)
Lisa Argyropoulos commented on February 25, 2012 4:04pm
Cool!
TaLins commented on February 25, 2012 4:51pm
Amazing art, youre so creative!
Seamless commented on February 25, 2012 5:25pm
really cool
Marko Köppe commented on February 25, 2012 7:04pm
Great one!
Heather Goodwind commented on February 25, 2012 7:29pm
Nice!
Pegeen Shean commented on February 25, 2012 10:23pm
Oh gosh, your are all so wonderful! I was so surprised when I turned my computer on a saw all your comments--Thank you much!! Big hugs!
Gréta Thórsdóttir commented on February 26, 2012 7:22am
great!
Aleksandra Mikolajczak commented on February 26, 2012 7:36am
beautiful combo, this wonderful painting and the whole story......just wonderful :D!!!
Pegeen Shean commented on February 26, 2012 11:27am
Thank you Greta!
Pegeen Shean commented on February 26, 2012 11:29am
Thank you Aleksandra! So happy you like it!
Casey Virata commented on February 27, 2012 5:30am
it's beautiful! and the history too- well done!
Patricia Shea Designs commented on February 27, 2012 12:11pm
Very cool Pegeen - I love the homage to the potato - my favourite food.
Pegeen Shean commented on February 27, 2012 1:21pm
I am assuming with your name --that you would love potatoes too! Thanks for stopping by Hope to see you again!
Pegeen Shean commented on February 27, 2012 1:55pm
Thank you Luckii Arts! Happy to see people are reading the about the piece too! Thank you for the feed back!
ivette commented on February 27, 2012 5:28pm
This piece is lovely! Beautiful colours!
Pegeen Shean commented on February 27, 2012 6:19pm
Thank you ivette!
Laura Ruth commented on March 1, 2012 1:13pm
Wonderful work!
Pegeen Shean commented on March 1, 2012 2:32pm
Thank you Laura1
JUSTART * Syl * commented on March 3, 2012 12:04am
great
Pegeen Shean commented on March 3, 2012 11:48am
Thank you JUSTART!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on March 4, 2012 9:25am
Perhaps it's because of my Irish roots, but I think that there are just not enough potato icons! Thanks, Pegeen, for giving my favorite food the just honor it deserves in such a magnificent way!
Pegeen Shean commented on March 4, 2012 12:38pm
Wayne thank you so much for stopping by, viewing my galleries and reading about the work! I always like knowing that folks actually read information I truly appreciate it !
Dario Olibet commented on March 5, 2012 10:11am
Great !
Pegeen Shean commented on March 5, 2012 11:49am
Thank you Dario!
Andre Villanueva commented on March 6, 2012 6:45pm
This is incredible! Love Wayne's comment.
Pegeen Shean commented on March 6, 2012 7:16pm
Hey Andre nice to see you! Thank you for your kind comments--much appreciated!
Valerie Anne Kelly commented on March 9, 2012 11:31pm
Brilliant sweetheART ;~} Valz
Tracey Tilson Photography commented on March 10, 2012 9:57am
This is awesome. I'm sure the original is a wonderful sight to see, as well!
Pegeen Shean commented on March 10, 2012 12:25pm
Thank so much for your wonderful comments Valerie and Tracey! Tracey, I posted (under post) the box so you can see the whole thing. Enjoy and thanks again for stopping by.
JANUARY FROST commented on March 15, 2012 7:19pm
weird but humorous for me
Pegeen Shean commented on March 15, 2012 9:18pm
Hi January! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment--Yes, weird and funny it is! Thanks again!
happeemonkee commented on March 21, 2012 2:58am
Awesome!
Pegeen Shean commented on March 21, 2012 11:59am
Thank you I appreciate your feedback!
Michael Hammond commented on March 28, 2012 9:32am
Nice one. Well done.
Pegeen Shean commented on March 28, 2012 12:18pm
aww! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on April 22, 2012 9:50pm
This is such a great image that I'm pinning it to my Pinterest public S6 favorites board with the hope that it will drive more traffic to your wonderful art!
Pegeen Shean commented on April 23, 2012 12:50pm
Wow! Thank you, Thank you, I am so honored!!!
Krzysztof Kaluszka commented on April 27, 2012 4:38pm
this is cool!
Pegeen Shean commented on April 28, 2012 8:44am
Krzysztof Kaluszka--thank you! oh, by the way, loving your profile picture--QT! love a man with a full head of hair! LOL!
Jelot Wisang commented on May 7, 2012 2:55am
love your style
Pegeen Shean commented on May 8, 2012 9:31pm
I am so happy you like this!! Thank you!
noblackcolor commented on May 17, 2012 4:49am
so wonderful one!
Pegeen Shean commented on May 17, 2012 1:40pm
Thank you so much noblackcolor!
W.H.Tham commented on May 21, 2012 5:25pm
Great!
Charlene McCoy commented on May 25, 2012 7:01am
Thanks for sharing...this is wonderful. :)
Pegeen Shean commented on May 25, 2012 12:50pm
W.H. Tham Thank you! Sorry I didn't thank you sooner!!
Aww! Thanks Charlene I appreciate it!!
PAUL PiERROt commented on June 23, 2012 11:32pm
totally love - thumbs up pegeen! :)
Pegeen Shean commented on June 24, 2012 10:37pm
Thanks so much Paul, I truly appreciate it!
Tummeow commented on July 28, 2012 10:00pm
beautiful! Pegeen Shean
Pegeen Shean commented on July 30, 2012 10:12am
Tummeow--Thank you for the feedback!! Much appreciated!!
Angelo Cerantola commented on August 20, 2012 2:09pm
Very interesting work Pegeen!
Pegeen Shean commented on August 21, 2012 11:28am
Thank so much--Angelo!! : - )
virginia odien commented on September 4, 2012 7:01pm
Oh, I love this!
Pegeen Shean commented on September 5, 2012 10:03pm
Thanks Virginia!
kyle skor commented on September 6, 2012 8:34am
this is wonderful, pegeen! :)
Pegeen Shean commented on September 6, 2012 8:35pm
Thank you Kjell Skarr!!
Catspaws commented on September 29, 2012 1:38am
fantastic work
Pegeen Shean commented on October 1, 2012 1:11pm
Catspaws, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
ADIDA FALLEN ANGEL commented on October 6, 2012 3:34pm
good one.
Pegeen Shean commented on October 7, 2012 6:32pm
ADIDA FALLEN ANGEL thanks for stopping by --much appreciated!!
pixel404 commented on November 27, 2012 7:01am
🏆 WIN!
Pegeen Shean commented on November 28, 2012 5:28pm
Thank you, Pixel404!
Guillermo de Llera commented on March 5, 2013 3:00am
Love this piece! :)
Pegeen Shean commented on March 5, 2013 5:36pm
Thanks for leaving such a nice comment!!
Donuts commented on May 20, 2013 2:23pm
Stunning work, love it!!!
Pegeen Shean commented on May 20, 2013 3:56pm
Thank you Donuts!! Nice to see you again!
Brooke Ryan Photography commented on June 7, 2013 7:01pm
Wonderful!
Pegeen Shean commented on June 10, 2013 3:50pm
Thank you Brooke Ryan!
Lulla commented on June 11, 2013 3:12am
So cool and beautifully done, love it!!!
Pegeen Shean commented on June 11, 2013 12:55pm
Thank you Lulla!!
Michael Creese commented on February 9, 2014 11:52am
Beautiful!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 19, 2014 12:27pm
So rad!!!