Medium Prayer Tower with BirdByers McCurry Studio
Included inside each tower is a fold of paper for writing down messages or prayers of one’s choice – giving a special purpose with meaning for each sculpture. Artist Holden McCurry began making the first few prayer towers in 2001 and has since developed them with Ed Byers over the years to incorporate new and distinct architectural forms, symbols, organic imagery and color variations. “We consider the idea of a prayer tower – a gift.” They apply texture to the clay surfaces with found objects (driftwood, rocks, corals) and handmade ceramic stamps and roulettes. Their painted and drawn surfaces incorporate terra sigillata, layered underglazes, slips, oxides and sgraffito.
- Each tower is individually hand built and hand painted
- Approximately 8″ tall x 1.75″wide
- Made in NC