Day 2 - Cemetery - Reliquary

Day 2 - Cemetery - Reliquary


Day 2 of #inktobershapeshifted : Cemetery

Day 2 is a bit more somber. With the theme of cemetery I have decided to make a wearable reliquary as a kind of memento mori. The reddish tint to the jar is rust from coffin nails. Lichen at the bottom reminds us of age and the inevitable slow creep of nature taking over all in the end. And a curl of leaf from a weeping willow with the words "Here lyes ye body of" inscribed as seen from the last headstone which is in the Old Burying Point cemetery in Salem. The words lay hidden inside the scroll so only the wearer will know they are there.

#inktober or #drawlloween for those unfamiliar with the concept, occurs each October. It began with some artists posting prompts and took off and now many different prompts exist: new themes for each day for artists all over the world to offer their interpretation! I loved the concept, but as I am not a visual artist by way of pen, ink, or brush, I decided to make my own version I am calling #inktobershapeshifted: using the prompts to create my own offerings for the month around given themes. The themes chosen are from Manière Noire’s #noirlifestyleprompts and I am very excited to keep posting them throughout the month. These creations I offer to you are one of a kind, created specifically for each day and theme. I sincerely hope you enjoy them and will treasure them as I enjoyed creating them!

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