RUNE: a mark of mysterious or magical significance
RITUAL: a ceremonial act
EACH PIECE IS A VISUAL STORY
THE COLORS, THE TEXTILES, THE PRINTS,
ALL REFLECT A UNION
HUMAN HANDS AND NATURE
TO MAKE ART DEEPLE INFUSED
WITH SPIRIT, ESSENCE, AND A REVERENCE
FOR THE PROCESS
I am Ari Shore of Rune and Ritual.
Rune and Ritual was born out of years of putting my artistic visions on the back burner, yet, when I recently became a mom, I let my soul crack wide open emotionally and creatively. I found myself overcome with this fervent desire to "make". I longed to create something that existed beyond my minds eye and spirit realms. I wanted my art to live here in the tangible world, and just like that, in the midst of the most chaotic moments I breathed life into both a baby and my creative voice.
I am a believer in the magic and mystical qualities of creating by hand using materials that have a natural spirit and essence.
There is a meditative aspect to the slow and methodical acts of creating art that has a reverence for the process.
I grew up in rural New England, amongst a family of potters, woodworkers, and painters. I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Creative Arts Therapy from Endicott College in Beverly, MA, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. I currently reside in Maui, HI, with my husband and young daughter.