When I began creating my shrines, or “personal altars”, I found a way to interface my art training and my hobby of comparative theology. Many cultures have a place in the home that has a spiritual focus, whether through shrines, crucifixes, candles, photographs, or other items that hold special meaning or significance. I create art that is both accessible and meaningful, and that will allow a freedom of interpretation.The themes vary from related spiritual imagery to singular elements I find particularly moving.
Lori Haas lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, and participated in the Studies Abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work ranges from painting and drawing to mixed media assemblage and collage. A significant amount of her work has been from private commissions, which allows for personal collaborations with the artist.