"Talismans"

    “...don’t pay attention to that old magic. It used to be powerful, but now it is only the pastime of a few....you have been a warrior, a king and a serf and from the looks of it, you aren't trough yet. Thus, you have learned the secret of the new direction. That is: A man can be many things. Maybe anything...”
    Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume, Bantam Books, New York ’85

    Bringing magic back into our lives means finding our own direction towards harmony and wisdom. Creating a collection of objects related to old and new beliefs and endowing them with the powers of personal protection, guidance and knowledge has been a major challenge and an essential part of my objectives The idea comes from the traditional use of icons as domestic objects in Mediterranean homes. The end product is a personal museum of luck-bringing objects always at hand in a place of honor at home, ready to use or display as a decorative piece.





    Sun

    Moon

    Jupiter

    Venus

    Mars

    Saturn

    Mercury




    The structure and the organization of this work is formed using some knowledge on numerology, astrology and common believes and based on the numbers 3,4,7. The seven eggshaped objects represent: Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Mercury. The table illustrates their organization according to color astral sign and day of the week with their associated earth elements and orientation. Each object holds four silver talismans which can be removed and worn separately, using a unique lock system designed to convert each of them into a pendant. The variety of aspects in this work offers a function as a group game as well as an unique personal oracle




    ”Sun” - Size 2.5/3.5” - lead free pewter base, silver top & amber and four figures 1.5/2” each. The Sun is in the center of our universe, it is related with the beginning of life and to the ordering powerof cooperation. It rules over dexterity, speech and wisdom. It makes man independent free and proud.The Sun is the center of our inner self, spiritual home and destination point.The direction is center, the color yellow the metal gold and the related stones are amber, topaz and hyacinth.

"Cross""Zodiac""Lions""Life"


    Complete collection includes:
    Seven eggshaped black metal holders with silver tops set with genuine gems: jade, onyx, jasper, amber, agate, tiger eye and mobbi pearl. Twenty eight silver figures inlaid with gold, genuine gems, metals and organic materials. Unique lock mechanism on a silver chain, to fit on the back of each talisman converting it into a pendant. A walnut case with a lid and inlaid marquetry table with supports for the holders.



Sun

Moon

Jupiter

Venus

Mars

Saturn

Mercury


    Materials:
    Metals: 1556.2 gr silver 950, 8.7 gr. gold 14ct, copper, brass, putter, steel, tin.
    Wood: walnut, ash, ebony, coconut shellOrganic materials: nacre, abalone, amber, bone, moby pearl, coral.
    Gems: jasper, agate, jade, nephrite, hematite, chrysolite, turquoise, tiger eye, malachite, amethyst, quartz, onyx, lapis lazuli, serdolic, opal, bloodstone, garnet, carnelian.
    Overall dimensions: 11”/11”/6”.
    Size of each of the sculptures: 2.5/3.5”
    Size of each figurine: 1.5/2”
    Total weight of the piece with the box 20 lb.

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