Brilliant Ride #033 | Houston Llew Spiritile (Retired)


"I thought of that while riding my bicycle." - Albert Einstein

- Release Date: July 1, 2009 | Retirement Date: July 10, 2018

- Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25" x 1.75" (akin to the size of a novel)

- Made by hand with USA-sourced copper, glass enamel, and a custom wood box frame. 

Artist Statement 

It is rare that inspiration strikes when we're bombarded by things to do and thoughts from all directions. We have a funny saying around the studio when trying to problem solve or come up with something new: one person will joke, "1, 2, 3 be creative!" and it breaks concentration away from coerce a solution and reminds us that you can't force inspiration. It just comes to you. In the quiet spaces, during the gaps between thoughts, whether you're half asleep, eating dinner or on your bicycle. Those moments, when you least expect it, are the inspirational things to catch when they fly by.