21"H x 9"W x 9"D
HEAD: found plastic toy ✦ HAIR: wood from an old chair ✦ PONYTAIL: plastic Nemo toy ✦ FACE: plastic stem from a champagne glass / miniature plastic weiner / Miniature plastic octopus ✦ NECKLACE: brass chain with amber stones ✦ SKIRT: Barbie accessory ✦ LEG: bone found on beach at Laguna, CA ✦ STOCKING: garlic packaging, CA. ✦ BOOT: flea market find Cologne, Germany ✦ PILLOW: cast concrete
Its been over 20 years since I started creating Talismans from the detritus I have found 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.