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Talisman (Clark)


16"H x 6"W x 7"D

HEAD: found drift wood Ventura, CA ✦ EYES: plastic silver beads from toy necklace ✦ HAIR: brass trimmings from 22 gauge brass sheet ✦ BODY/RIGHT WING: redwood driftwood Ventura, CA ✦ LEFT WING: piece of pine found in Arrowhead, CA. ✦ LEGS: branch Los Angeles, CA ✦ TALONS: plastic bits, street finds Los Angeles, CA ✦ SIGNATURE: brass tag stamped with official CRUarts signature

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.

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