Installations and Objects > Love Tokens and Talismans

Love Tokens and Talismans incorporates casts, found objects, and craft materials into jewel-like forms that reference sailor’s valentines, mourning jewelry, memoryware, kitschy trinkets, and historical amulets or talismans.

Through this new body of work, I am recording my own history and experience, simultaneously exploring metaphysical and political notions of power- including issues surrounding gender and social class. I am thinking a lot about chimeras, vanitas, memory, devotion, and desire.

Short Forever
Cast hydrocal, enamel, glitter
12 x 3 inches
2017
Love Tokens and Talismans
Cast hydrocal, craft materials
variable
2016
Down for the Count
Plaster pedestal, hydrocal, automotive paint, thermochromic stones, fringe, chain, glitter
variable
2016
Crocodile Tears
Cast hydrocal, wood hardware, automotive paint, rhinestones, glitter, interference pigment
12 x 10 x 2 inches
2016
Star Drop
Cast hydrocal, Christmas ornaments, automotive paint, spray paint, glitter, faux pearls, rhinestones
9 x 21 x 2 inches
2016
Chimera
Cast hydrocal, faux pearls, glitter, paint, rhinestones
18 x 23.5 x 4 inches
2016
Fetter Better
Cast hydrocal, found ornament, chain, glitter, paint, iridescent pigment, wood, hardware
10 x 20 x 5 inches
2016
Moody Judy
Cast hydrocal, thermochromic stones, automotive paint, silk fringe, chain, wood support, glitter
10 x 45 x 2 inches
2016
Unfortunately, I'm Not Very Funny
Hydrocal, wood, automotive paint, spray paint, glitter, rhinestones, fringe, feathers
2016
Debbie Downer
Cast hydrocal, automotive paint, sequins, faux pearls, fringe, wood, hardware
10 x 38 x 2 inches
2016
Pipe Dream
Cast hydrocal, automotive paint, marbles, beads, glitter, foam, wood, hardware
8 x 8 x 2.5 inches
2016
Love Tokens and Talismans
Cast hydrocal, paint, wood, craft materials
Variable
2016
You're Tacky & I Hate You
Cast hydrocal, rhinestones, feathers, paint, wood, hardware
12.5 x 15 x 3 inches
2016
Fake It Til You Make It
Faux nails, cast hydrocal, wood, hardware, glitter
14 x 14 x 4.5 inches
2016
For Naught
Cast hydrocal, leather, glitter, rope, wood, hardware
11 x 29 x 2.5 inches
2016
Dream Girl
Cast hydrocal, rhinestones, faux pearls, felt, leaded crystals, monofilament, brass nail, paint, iridescent pigment
10 x 13 x 3 inches
2016
Modern Witchcraft
Cas hydrocal, glitter, beading, rhinestones, paint, interference pigments, hardware
26 x 35 x 3 inches
2016
The Piano Player
Cast hydrocal, paint, glitter
17 x 21 x 4 inches
2016
Hive
Cast hydrocal, paint, wood, hardware
14 x 14 x 4.5 inches
2016
Love and Glory
Cast hydrocal, wood, glitter, paint
13 x 13 x 2 inches
2016
Traveler's Prayer
Cast hydrocal, wood, hardware, paint
25 x 25 x 2 inches
2016
Beer Budget
Cast hydrocal, gold chains, glitter, beads, wood, hardware
8 x 16 x 2.5 inches
2016