11"H x 8"W x 9"D
HEAD: tropical fish souvenir from Freeport, Bahamas ✦ NECK: found bone ✦ Legs: drift mangrove branches found in Cuba ✦ WINGS: car ornament Pasadena, CA flea market ✦ PROPELLERS: plastic flower petals from an Eastern German lapel pin
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.