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This Artist Got Over His Breakup By Making Gorgeous Artwork Out Of Nature

They're called morning altars, and they're stunning.

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After his first one, he challenged himself to make one every day for 30 days — but four years later, his small project has turned into a passion and a career.

Schildkret now has a popular Instagram, an online store where he sells calendars and prints, and a book of his work due out in October.

But others, like this one that was commissioned for a summit, are amazingly big.

No matter what he creates, Schildkret says he wants his altars to show the fleeting beauty of nature. “That’s what my art is really teaching: how to love things because you know that they’re really limited."

"To really love the beauty in life, and the beauty we’re making in the world is, at the same time, to understand the limitation of it."