Puffin Locals Workshop, (2019)
I facilitated an art workshop for the Cannon Beach Arts Association about local residents’ relationship to puffins. The puffin is an unofficial mascot of Cannon Beach. But, the puffins only are part time residents, living in the Oregon coast town from only April through August every year. Are the puffins a local? How can we relate our own lives to their migration patterns? At the workshop, participants drew puffins on postcards, reflected their own stories of moving and home, and then sent the postcards to friends in distant places.