15"H x 16"W x 11"D; found wood
HEAD: drift bamboo found in Ventura, CA ✦ TORSO: drift cactus found in Ventura, CA ✦ LEGS/ARMS: wood bits, Los Angeles National Forest ✦ HANDS: chipped wood found on playground in 1000 Oaks ✦ FEET: 1 x drift mangrove found in Ventura, CA; 1 x foot found in Los Angeles National Forest
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.