Totems for the 21st century

I have come to notice more and more a longing for objects that can connect me to the soul. Somehow the realization of the deep effects and repercussions of the disenchantment that science and critical thought has brought upon us over the last 300 years, has made me start to notice the need for a modern time kind of totem to reconnect us to the magical powers of the spirit.  These are my first attempts at creating objects that might work as transceivers (is there such a word ?) for some of what we have lost. The Terrains Vague between order and chaos, between nature and culture, between structure and decay.


Totem # 2


Totem #1


Totem #3


Totem #4


Totem #5










“It must be possible to make a place for the divinities again, provided that we modify the space in which they might be deployed. To do this, we have to redefine the shapes and voids that the notion of belief has drawn. Critical thought worked, if you will, as a gigantic suction and force pump. On the pretext that we help to fabricate the beings in which we believe, it emptied out all the fairy-objects, expelling them from the real world in order to transform them one by one into fantasies, images or ideas. Critical thought drained space, creating emptiness. Conversely, on the pretext that fact-objects appear to exist without us once they have been worked over in the laboratory, critical thought lined up facts in tight ranks, forming a continuous, seamless “real world” without holes, without humans. Critical thought filled up space, creating fullness.”




“On the modern cult of the factish gods” Bruno Latour