Monday, October 26, 2009

Cigar Shrine in Memory of Marlene

Front and Back Cover


Detail of the Front Cover
The love of learning.

Detail of Back
In loving memory of Marlene Scott
artist, teacher, mentor and friend.

Art History
Jose Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and Frida Kahlo

In memory of all the great teachers
that inspired, motivated and opened our eyes to the importance of knowledge.

Four students and myself have been busy creating cigar box shrines that we will donate to Rebecca's Shrine Auction. The auction will be raising funds for the education of street children in
Oaxaca, Mexico.
As an educator I decided to create a shrine to honor my inspirational teacher/friend, Marlene Scott. She was an accomplished fine art artist/teacher that I am proud to say made a difference in my life.
All this week I will be posting my students' shrines.


  1. Karen!! What a lovely tribute to all the teachers, including Frida, who continues to teach us. I love enlarging the images so I can really take in every detail.


  2. Thank you for doing a blog post on your shrine project. It is nice you memorialized your artist friend the way you did in this art piece. I am looking forward to seeing your student's shrines later.

  3. Brilliant shrine idea, Karen. Wish I had thought of it. You are certainly getting into the swing of things....and pulling your husband along for the ride. I love it all.

    Looking forward to see your students work.

  4. What a wonderful idea, Karen, and beautifully rendered.
    Lovely work

  5. more BEautiful shrines!
    such a wonderful project
    and you have embraced it with panache...

    xox - eb.



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