Altar #1 by Cristina McAllister The first piece in my new Altars Series, which explores the idea that all faiths spring from the same Source, sharing their core values and offering valuable insights to all humanity. The intention of these pieces is to harmoniously combine sacred elements from many different cultures.
Lapis Lazuli has been revered for its celestial qualities since Babylonian times. Flecked with heavenly golden pyrite, its deep blue tones were associated with the planet Mercury and it was later ground to make the pigment ultramarine used in frescoes and oil paintings of the Renaissance. Reflective of the night sky, Lapis Lazuli is a gift from the gods that we use to honour and channel the wonders of the universe.