With a name that means “burden” in Latin, Onus was created to carry your worries for you. He helps ease the fears and concerns of each member of his household, so they can better enjoy life and each other.
Onus is an original sculpture from Michael Upton’s series, House Guardians. He can be placed inside or outside the home to serve as a guardian, patron, and protector of all within his domain.
Born of a pure desire to play and a love for folk and outsider art, each House Guardian is handmade by the artist. Onus' face is made from mortar, his eyes from pewter, and his base created using the traditional Japanese art of Shou Sugi Ban, a technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire.
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**Due to their weight, we do not offer free returns for House Guardians.