19"H x 12"W x 6"D
HEAD: desecated lemon ✦ SNOUT: gold leafed rusted steel found in Runyon Canyon, CA ✦ NECKLACE: gold leafed wooden toy ✦ BODY: burned driftwood found at El Capitan State Park, CA ✦ BASE: furniture foot with stamped brass 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.