The Stuffy Collection is an art project consisting of a challenge I gave myself in 2014 of creating on art piece for 52 consecutive weeks. I chose to base it around my stuffed animal collection by first taking a photo for inspiration and then create a painted portrait as well as a story. The installation has toured the The Salish Sea and can be viewed as we speak at The Co-op Café on Cortes Island alongside the art book I created from the project My Stuffies’ Secret Life. I decided to share Week 45 with you, as it seems like a good time to share Pearl’s story.
Pearl likes to stay close to her roots, so she does not travel far often. She does have an aunt who lives on an oyster farm much more to the south of where Pearl lives. Her aunt visits every year and each time, brings her many of her namesakes. Pearl loves to spend time with her aunt and marvel at what oysters can do with a speck of dirt! “It’s always possible to turn challenges into opportunities,”thinks Pearl.