Rituals Shrine and Idols

Rituals Shrine and Idols

Since time immemorial humans have found meaning, comfort and happiness in the practice of rituals and the worship of idols. This also holds true for the cathartic process of constructing and visiting shrines. This series explores some of the ways humans have visually expressed the objects/beings of there faith, desires, fears and uncertainties.

 

Triumvirate Jesus Mary and Minnie

Idols

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Collection Plate       H-17" x W-20 3/8"

Collection Plate H-17" x W-20 3/8"

Idols

Palm Desert, California 2013

 

 


 

Betrayal  H-16" x W-20 3/8"

Betrayal H-16" x W-20 3/8"

Idols

Morongo Valley, California 2009

The house was deserted and on the kitchen counter the only item the former occupants left was this plaque of the "Last Supper" carefully placed up against a column.

All Images in the Idols, Rituals & Shrines Series © Elaine Sigwald All Rights Reserved.

Dollar Store - Norma Jeane Shops Here   H-17" x W-20 3/8"

Dollar Store - Norma Jeane Shops Here H-17" x W-20 3/8"

Idols

Desert Hot Springs, California 2014

 

"In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do"

"In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do"

Idols

Palm Springs, California 2013

"In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hair-do. You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents." - Quote by Norma Jeane Mortensen aka Marilyn Monroe

Elvis Is In The Building H-21" x W-14 1/2"

Elvis Is In The Building H-21" x W-14 1/2"

Idols

Saugerties, New York, 1:30 am New Years Eve 2008

Mortality

Mortality

Shrines

Palm Springs, California 2013

Pet Cemetery

Pet Cemetery

Shrines

Desert Hot Springs, California 2009

Local legend has it that Liberace and President Gerald Ford's

beloved pets are buried here.

Human Cemetery

Human Cemetery

Shrines

Full Moon 2 AM Saugerties, New York 2008

Santa's Nativity

Santa's Nativity

Shrines

Cathedral City California, 2013

 

Keep Christ In Christmas

Keep Christ In Christmas

Shrines

Cathedral City, California, 2014

Nativity Sans Camels

Nativity Sans Camels

Shrines

Cathedral City, California, 2014

 

Age of Innocence and Wonder

Age of Innocence and Wonder

Rituals

Halloween, Desert Hot Springs California 2013

Niño Vampiro

Niño Vampiro

Rituals

Halloween, Desert Hot Springs, California 2012

Hitmen

Hitmen

Rituals

Halloween, Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

Rituals

Halloween Desert Hot Springs, California 2014

Vampire Princess

Vampire Princess

Rituals

Halloween Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

Madonna and Tony the Tiger

Madonna and Tony the Tiger

Rituals

Halloween, Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

Little Mermaids

Little Mermaids

Rituals

Halloween Desert Hot Springs California 2013

Siblings

Siblings

Rituals

Halloween Deesert Hot Springs, California 2013

First Halloween

First Halloween

Rituals

Halloween Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

Happy Hallowen

Happy Hallowen

Rituals

Halloween Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

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Dressed To Kill

Dressed To Kill

Rituals

Halloween, Woodstock, New York 2010

What's Real

What's Real

Rituals

Halloween, Woodstock, New York 2010

Phantom in White

Phantom in White

Rituals

Halloween, Saugerties New York, 2010
 

Night Rider

Night Rider

Rituals

Halloween, Saugerties, New York 2010

Children of the Night

Children of the Night

Rituals

Halloween, Saugerties, New York 2010

Zombie Babes Selfie

Zombie Babes Selfie

Rituals

Halloween Parade Palm Springs, California 2014

Man on the Street

Man on the Street

Rituals

Halloween Palm Springs, Cailfornia 2014

Window Shopping All Hallows Eve

Window Shopping All Hallows Eve

Rituals

Halloween, Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

Call of the Wolf Full Moon

Call of the Wolf Full Moon

Rituals

Halloween Desert Hot Springs, California 2013

When Manikins Dream

When Manikins Dream

Rituals

Halloween, Palms Springs, California 2013

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Rituals

Halloween Parade Palm Springs, California 2014