The Talisman Project printed images

Included within the dialogue of the Talisman Project we commissioned photographer Danilo David Santana to create large scale photographs; continuing the play on scale between body and object. In this series of five photographs the cast bronze figures created by Mia are encapsulated, protected and given a status of a talisman by being held in the hands of the maker. The series of figures graduate from closed to open as do the hands that frame them, suggesting at the physical, mental and spiritual process of metamorphosis we share as the human experience. 

The exhibition images are 1000mm x 1333mm Lambda photographic prints on Kodak archival paper in a limited edition of 10 each and available for purchase.

A3 posters with an additional sixth image are also available as a set ($50 for a series of 6 images) or individually $10 per image. Contact or to order.

The Talisman Project publication


Click above to download an excerpt from the 24 page publication documenting the Talisman Project. Included are images of the works, developmental drawings, models and snippets of email interactions between the artists. Also included is a question and answer session with the artists led by curator and writer Karl Chitham providing insight to the project and its’ provocations. The publication and interactive insert is now available for $10 from Objectspace, Fingers, Pah Homestead and Corban Estate Arts Centre in Auckland. Alternatively contact Roger Kelly or Mia Straka ( directly to arrange delivery.