Woven Strangers Talismans 2021

Everyday forces are at work in our very own bodies that allow us to breathe and move. They can go easily unnoticed unless there is some sort of disruption.  The pulse of our hearts, the inhalation and exhalation of our lungs all in a steady rhythm carry us through our days. We depend upon these natural mechanisms and like clockwork they support us.  

 

This collection, Woven Strangers Talismans,  honors these processes and my own mechanisms and celebrates the harsh edges of life.  It observes closely the exposure of our bodies to time and disease.  As fragile and fleeting as life is, it is also strong and relentless, unhindered by the constant barrage of obstacles sent it’s way.  

These smooth wooden forms act as worry stones, as talismans, as good luck charms.  Objects as vessels.