13" x 18" x 7"
HEAD: piece of tree found in Nümbrecht, Germany ✦ LEFT EYE: earring ✦ RIGHT: MONOCLE: bracelet donation ✦ WING JOINT: antique hinge found in Köln, Germany ✦ WING: squashed tin can LA, CA street find ✦ LEFT ARM & TORSO: toy donation from NY, NY ✦ LEGS: root section found in the Sierra Nevada, CA
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.