The Bollywood Series, P.O.R. (2016-2018)

In The Bollywood Series, I build talisman - reminiscent of minkisi (spirit-inhabited African nail figures) - to protect and celebrate the power of beauty in the face of societal and global insanity. Rather than obsess over things I can not control, I obsessively control the surfaces of my objects. I pound power into the wood and lavish focus enough to animate these sentinels. I use meditatively obsessive beauty as a weapon against all ugliness.