The Way - 136 ---- Retired
Each Houston Llew is carefully handmade using a series of intricate stencil techniques. From the beginning, Houston’s vision for his enameled artworks drew from the beauty of simplicity. He sought after an imagistic theme for his work rather than pursuing the abstract often seen in other enameled wall art. The image is just the beginning - each piece is paired with a quote around the sides to create an inspiring story through words and images in glass.
"As you start out upon your way, the way will appear." - Rumi
Rumi reminds us that as you walk towards the direction in which you feel pulled, doors will continue to open. Follow your joy, your heart, your intuition - and the way forward will appear. With its dramatic pier and ocean as metaphoric elements, this tile gently reminds us to have faith in what our heart tells us, a faith as deep as the ocean, and continue pulling towards the direction we are pulled. When Houston designed this tile, he captured this image during a trip with his girlfriend (now wife!) to meet her family. This scene and its story by Rumi marked a pivotal moment in his life as an artist.
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Retirement Date: December 31, 2019
Collection: Summer 2013
Made by hand with USA-sourced copper, glass enamel, and a custom wood box frame.
5¼" x 8½" x 1¾" - akin to the size of a novel.