Higher Power Door Knob Altars

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Most of us know someone who wasis, or who we wish were, in RECOVERY. What does that word actually mean when connected to trauma? I chose to use the word RECOVERY because my altar series is a message of hope.

Your trauma is not terminal.
You are not broken.

You can create your own life raft of hope and resilience with practical strategies.  Click here to read more about TODAY, I’m Alright. 

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Higher Power Door Knob Altars   Everyone who has ever been to a 12 step program has heard that if you do not believe in a G(g)od(s), you can choose anything for your higher power – even a door knob.  As I created these door knob altar sculptures, they became little soldiers for me, fighting against the effects of all trauma.  All altars are created to give the appearance of aged patina.  Click here to purchase on Etsy.


#12  Spiral  Higher Power Altar
10“W X  9“T X 9“W Adopted
Antique painted Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, resin roses.   The roses represent love of life and the planet which is displayed by different Trees of Life representing the continents. The spiral in altar #12  inspires the the viewer to move on from being ego focused to being enlightened. Includes a votive candle and holder.    Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.
Adopted.  In the Collection of Barbara Bridges


#14  Sentries Higher Power Altar  11“W X  10“T X 7“W $200.00

Antique  Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal.  Guarded by two Tree of Life sentries, the winged hearts encourage the viewer to let their spirit take wing and find a new path to joy. The five gold milagro hearts are a five time prayer supported by the three roses below.  Milagros were charms/totems historically made from silver, and now generally pewter.  It is a Catholic tradition to buy Milagros to help heal medical or psychological problems. Historically, they would then be attached to a large velvet hanging in the church.  Today, they are more generally pinned to the supplicant’s clothing  Includes a votive candle and holder.    Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain. Click to enlarge.


 #11 Crosses Higher Power Altar   
11“W X  10“T X 6“W  Adopted.   In the Collection of Jane Leopold
Antique Porcelain  Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, amber beads #11 has a a Baroque vibe incorporating brass tassels, Tree of Life totems, two crosses of crosses.  The amber  beads act as natural purifiers. Amber draws out pain from the body , mind and spirit.    Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.

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#10

360 Higher Power Altar
10“W X  11“T X 6“W Adopted In the Collection of Sally Gibson
Antique Porcelain  Door Knob, Beads, large milagro heart, dozens of screws holding the life you create together.  #10 has a 360 degree presentation. Giant green crystal beads focus on the saints guarding the structure symbolize the beauty of life. The life YOU create to promote your well being. Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain. Includes a votive candle and holder.  Click to enlarge.


# 9 Mexican  Higher Power Altar
  10“W X  10“T X 7“W  $200.00
Antique painted Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, Milagros, mariposas (butterflies).
A Mexican themed altar encrusted with Milagros (milagro  is Spanish for  miracle.  Milagros were charms/totems historically made from silver, and now generally pewter.  It is a Catholic tradition to buy Milagros to help heal medical or psychological problems. Historically, they would then be attached to a large velvet hanging in the church.  Today, they are more generally pinned to the supplicant’s clothing. Four copper soldiers guard your well being. This altar includes a votive candle. Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain. Includes a votive candle and holder.  Click to enlarge.


# 8 Steeple Higher Power Altar  12“W X  13“T X 10“W $150.00
Antique Porcelain  Door Knob, Beads, chain, antique keys, copper, stone cross, fleur de lis.
Focuses on the steepled,  pyramid theme with a chain and keys to unlock your road blocks to wellness. A brass dish for cone incense included in the design.  Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.  Click to enlarge.


# 7  Asian Higher Power Altar
12“W X  13“T X 5“W  $200.00
Antique painted Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, amber beads and horses, resin heart milagro.
This altar has an  Asian vibe and includes amber horses- horses represent courage, integrity diligence and power.  Wooden fan parts to cool your emotions.  The Chinese rose blooms every month of the year and represents power and longevity. Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain. Includes a votive candle and holder.  Click to enlarge.


# 6 Duality Mask  Higher Power Altar  4“W X  7“T X 8“W  $60.00
Antique Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal protection coming and going and a duality mask representing the dark and light aspects of every life.
Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.  Click to enlarge.


#5  Skull Higher Power Altar
7“W X  10“T X 8“W  $60.00

Antique Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, antique keys, Tree of Life, Resin Skulls, red heart beads. Ring made from Made with Love Hearts.
For the edgy person who embraces death as a part of life.
Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.  Click to enlarge.


#4 Elegant Higher Power Altar  5“W X  7“T X 5“W  $50.00

Antique Crystal Door Knob, Beads, Red Antique Tacks
For the simple and elegant personality.
Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.  Click to enlarge.


#3 Ruby Higher Power Altar
4“W X  6”T X  5“W  $60.00
Antique Brass Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, antique keys, Tree of Life and Ruby Crystal
The ruby stone represents the moral purity possible when living a considered life.
Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.  Click to enlarge.


#2 Keys   Higher Power Altar   5” W X 8” T X 6”W  $60.00
Antique Crystal Door Knob, Beads, embossed metal, antique keys
The key to healing is knowing that your higher power might be an angel, a cross or a door knob!
Finished to look as if there has just been a purifying rain.  Click to enlarge.