12”H x 11"W x 5"D
ENTIRE BODY: piece collected in Arrowhead, CA ✦ EYES: cherry pits ✦ TEETH: carved ash dowels ✦ PEDESTAL: alluvial stone Ventura ✦ SIGNATURE: stamped Maple disc
Its been over 20 years since I started creating Talismans from the detritus I find on my walks, travels, detours, escapes, missteps and planned migrations. The series has become a benevolent battalion of shamanistic figurines with a purpose. Talismans come into the world ready to work and jest. They are imbued with mystery and a desire to heal and motivate.