✦ WOLF CUB paper mâché is root from art supply ✦ FACE Cracker Jack surprise ✦ HIND QUARTERS Berlin street find ✦ TAIL plastic ring Los Angeles street find ✦ ARMS doll supply ✦ wooden EGG from my daughter's play kitchen ✦ TIN BODY BASE The Jetsons toy donation ✦ INFANT FIGURINE CHARM from Ecuador ✦ HEART dog identification tag ✦ 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.