- an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.
I've always had a penchant for the grandiose and I like making deeper connections that other people don't see. As an artist I feel that it is my job to take a journey deep into my soul, converse with my inner voice, and produce work that I am called to make. I have filled my world with talismans that I find great power and strength from.
The works that I find I keep coming back to are the pieces that either I (or Claire) have made that are intentional studies that focus on slowing down and working more in the process than for the final product. In these pieces I find peace and respite. My maximalist work contributes to the ever present noise of our common society, but to take a step back into these talismanic pieces allows me to appreciate the fullness more. The Moon, labyrinths, crystals, flora, and fauna. These are connections that we have to our ancient selves. They are basic symbol intended to connect us to the world around ourselves.
As I ebb and flow out of maximal and minimal works, I hope to keep with my desire to create work that regardless of aesthetic is soul gratifying.
In love & beauty,
Posted on a waxing crescent.