Shelley Evans travels all around the globe collecting textiles and making them into unique sculptures called spirit keepers. She wanted to make them look like old relics and they were about as big as my arm (maybe a little bigger). They each gave a different feel according to their colors and structure, the picture shown above is called "capture the spirit" in which the cage on its head is where it keeps spirits.
Shelley was born and raised in Southern California and as a child she spent most of her time making art out of shells and sand from the beaches. When she grew up she decided to travel with friends and was amazed at the world in which she lived in and its different cultures, food etc. The spirit keepers depict her travels.