Talisman III, Wisdom Teeth

Charcoal & chalk on toned paper, 35 x 50cm unframed

Exhibited: Signal Arts Open, Bray, Wicklow 2019

talisman [ tal-is-muhn, -iz- ] Any amulet or charm. Anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.

Some belief systems hold that parts of the human body such as teeth, nails and hair contain or stand in for the whole person. Keeping the parts is a way of preserving or drawing on the particular energy concentrated in them.