TALISMAN RATTLES and
Personal experience and the telling of the story motivate my work.
The Talisman Rattle series is also motivated by the desire to define healing as I relate the stories foundation. Living in the Ancient One’s Healing Grounds in Arizona transformed my sense of spirituality and connectedness. Following a crisis, I began making rattles -- my personal talismans -- unaware that the Native American culture used them ritualistically as a path towards healing. Beyond the imagery, sound and movement are consistent traits in all of the talisman rattles.
Talisman Rattles have now evolved into sculptural work independent of a healing path. These works continue to denote a desire to relate a story, yet the story has a more defined focus. I think of this change as having moved from novel to Haiku.
Sun and Moon Talisman Rattles
Sun Talisman Rattle
Sun Talisman Rattle - Detail
Moon Talisman Rattle
Sun Talisman Rattle:
Sterling silver and fine silver, sopper, Cloisonné enamel, ebony, amethyst, beachrocks
32" x 8 1/2" x 3"
Moon Talisman Rattle:
Sterling and fine silver, copper, Cloisonné enamel, ebony, moonstone, hematite
30" x 8 1/2 " x 3 "
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