Dedicated to my mother Canasta Reliquary commemorates the influence my mother has had on me growing up. While playing Canasta my brother and I would always ruin cards, making them sticky, bent, and covered in food. In response my mother started to hide the "good" decks of cards, sometimes quite elaborately.
There are two drawers containing a deck of cards each, hidden within the hand carved panel.
Avodire, Ebony, Playing Cards, 2011
19" x 9" x 4"