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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.

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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."

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"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."