Amulets & TALISMANS

2012 - Ongoing.

Using upcycled bits of trash I compose alchemical amulets mimicking precious gems.  Over one thousand of these power objects have located themselves against human bodies as site-specific, co-curated, mobile exhibitions (each piece representing its vast and growing flock).  Please enter the gift shop of everything physical and spiritual that is dissolving in my grasp and select a souvenir.  I have sifted through rubble and struggled to mend narratives that acknowledge the sanctity of scum: dental floss, ashes, snakeskin, junk mail, fingertips.


Amulet prices slide dramatically.  Those with means effectively subsidize the Art acquisition of those without.  I’m always happy to create commissioned pieces and to infiltrate craft fairs.

Ash ritual in progress; Seven of wands.

Ash ritual in progress; Seven of wands.