Talismans are a series of etched copper plates containing symbols and words that speak to process of healing and transformation. I am interested in different ways people throughout history stay hopeful in times of turmoil. Talismans of varying forms are found among many contrasting cultures. Why do so many different groups gravitate towards similar mechanisms of healing? I want to explore the psychological aspect of consciously carrying symbols of emotional significance. As the copper is handled, the air and body oils will eventually cause it to oxidize, acting as a record of past locations and actions.