11"H x 7.5"W x 4"D
BODY & HEAD: found drift wood Cuba ✦ TAIL: pine wood from Angeles Forest ✦ TAIL UNDER-CARRIAGE: plastic scissors handle. Street find Los Angeles ✦ BEAK: Chinese plastic ornament Chinatown, Los Angeles ✦ TURBULENCE: 24 gauge brass plate ✦ BASE: portion of table leg ✦ 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.