Since I work in mixed media, there is the constant draw to collect bits and pieces that could be useful. Usually they are dried pieces from Nature saved for their history as much as their potential. They lay there waiting to be made into something new and different so they can start all over again. And my job is to do just that – find a way to place them in a setting with others then step back and wonder if this is what they would have wanted.
The Talisman Bag is part of an ongoing series of titled HomeWorks. They involve contact printing using plants from home, stitching, spinning, drawing and collected found pieces. Although this looks as though it could be worn, it like the rest of the HomeWorks are mounted in deep frames behind glass.