A workshop at the I sabella Stewart Gardner museum  where I taught visitors how to make their own talismans out of simple origami balls that can be inflated and deflated with the breath and turned into a necklace, bracelet, pin or key chain to support creative energy.   Talisman of Breath is inspired by Ken Smith's inflatable Fenway Deity- an inflatable psychedelic spiral pattern and gold chain that acts as a new conduit for the Museum's creative energy- along with the Japanese inros and the many portraits in the museum's collection that depict sitters' with talismans, charms, and other protective amulets. 

A workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum where I taught visitors how to make their own talismans out of simple origami balls that can be inflated and deflated with the breath and turned into a necklace, bracelet, pin or key chain to support creative energy. 

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

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