'SPECIMEN 26 - 

VUdon talismans':

 

My "Specimen Tank" series combines assembled found objects with sculptured pieces.  They are meant to have the appearance of a rather fantastic, antiquated, specimen tank with various curiosities contained within.  

 

This particular piece entitled 'Specimen 26 - Vudon Talismans' was created in 2009, containing various bits of Vudon Talismans (DEFINITION:  Also called "fetishes", are objects such as statues or dried animal or human parts that are sold for their healing and spiritually rejuvenating properties. Specifically, they are objects inhabited by spirits.)  The tank lights up from the inside.

"Specimen #26"
"Specimen #26"

13" x 27" x 11"

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"Specimen #26" (DETAIL 1)
"Specimen #26" (DETAIL 1)
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"Specimen #26" (DETAIL 2)
"Specimen #26" (DETAIL 2)
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