14" x 6" x5"
✦ BODY is root from a Sierra Nevada Foxtail pine ✦ HEAD drift coconut found on Cayo Cruz, Cuba ✦ plastic soft serve, Berlin flea market ✦ party CLOGS key chain at Amsterdam airport ✦ LEFT HAND make-up brush, Los Angles street find ✦ LEFT ARM drawer knob, Amsterdam street find ✦ official CRUarts stamped signature brass coin
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.