Everyday Shrines

28/07/2018 - 18/08/2018

Vipoo Srivilasa

Vipoo Srivilasa
Coat of Arms III


porcelain, cobalt oxide, ceramic, white glaze and gold lustre

76.00 x 20.00 x 20.00 cm


Everyday Shrines

What if Australians believed in Thai superstitions, and if so, what would this hybridised belief system look like?

Common throughout Thailand, spirit houses can be found outside almost every house and building. The doll
house-sized homes are set atop a pedestal and placed in an auspicious location, which allows residents, workers and others to offer small gifts to appease spirits or deities, represented by doll-sized human figures.

Inspired by the spirit house in Thailand, I created 'Everyday Shrines' as a sanctuary for you to contemplate and question on your achievement or failure in life. If you are not satisfied with your answer, here in front of many powerful deities, you can offer one of your small belongings to a deity of your choice who, in turn could grant you the satisfaction that you are after, love, happiness, good fortune, success, luck or even fertility.

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