15"H x 10"W x 5"D 2020; wood and plastic on concrete base
HEAD/BODY: found driftwood wood pieces found in Ventura, CA ✦ FOOT: wood pieces found in Lake Arrowhead, CA ✦ QUILLS: spikelets from Palm seed pod LA. CA ✦ BASE:found concrete ✦ SIGNATURE: stamped Maple coin
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.