Juju is a spiritual belief system incorporating objects such as amulets and spells used in religious practice as part of witchcraft in West Africa. Juju fetishes are charms with finite lifespans, created for the purpose of aiding or harming the possessor. Many fetishes are made of skin or leather and contain bones, hair, blood, and other such substances. The exterior may be dyed, or strange scratches may be worked into the surface. In taking a contemporary approach to the process, I created a variety of psuedo-talisman by combining antlers with balloons and nylon stockings.
'Juju Fetishes' was on display at the Springville Museum of Arts 34th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art exhibit October 16, 2018 - January 15, 2019.