12”H x 11"W x 5"D
HEAD: wood piece collected at park in 1000 Oaks, CA ✦ EYES: vintage cufflinks ✦ TAIL: redwood piece found at Griffith Park Observatory ✦ PEDESTAL: concrete dobie ✦ 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.