23"H x 09"W x 19"D 2020; wood on concrete base
HEAD/TORSO/WINGS/LEGS/TAIL: found wood pieces ✦ SPIKES: gold leafed, hand carved sticks ✦ BASE: found concrete ✦ SIGNATURE: stamped copper coin
Its been over 20 years since I started creating Talismans from the detritus I find 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.