17" x 5" x 6"
HAIR is nylon rope remnants LA, CA ✦ HEAD is a fir tree knot from CA Sierras ✦
TONGUE action figure donation from friends in NY, NY ✦ BODY unidentified drift wood, beach find in CUBA ✦ HIGH HEEL SHOE metal emblem flea market purchase Pasadena, CA
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.