"Talismans of Breath" June 6, 11–4

I'm pleased to host Talismans of Breath a drop-in workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on June 6, 11am–4pm where we'll create personal inflatable talismans that support creative energy. Come by anytime to make a simple origami ball that can be inflated and deflated with the breath and turned into a necklace, bracelet, pin or key chain. These small, wearable objects offer the chance to slow down and breathe…and to show off your individual style too!


Talismans of Breath is inspired by Ken Smith’s inflatable Fenway Deity – an inflatable psychedelic spiral pattern and gold chain that acts as new conduit for the Museum’s creative energy –  along with the Japanese inrōs and the many portraits in the museum’s collection that depict sitters’ with talismans, charms and other protective amulets.


Talismans of Breath
June 6, 11am–4pm
Ages 7-99
Free with admission