Studio Visit with Pearl C. Hsiung

I recently took a trip down to Pearl’s studio to see what it is she’s been working on.   She was recently interviewed in Beautiful / Decay Issue V and now she is working for an upcoming  Beautiful/Decay February retrospective issue Z.   I see her all the time, but I don’t really get a chance to see what she’s working on.  Her studio is located in an old Paper Factory downtown.  It’s always fun and surprising.  Oh yeah, it usually involves St. Vincet’s thrift store and a cart dog.

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Pearl showing off her piece for upcoming Beautiful/Decay February retrospective issue Z. There’s a Devil’s Tower structure.

She uses a lot of spray cans…fumes… This might explain something.

She also uses stencils and paints among other things like found Styrofoam or paper mache, which she uses to make sculptures.

A painting in progress.  I like the building of the background.

Managerial side.

Pearl going over the process involved in making one of her awesome paintings.

Paper Mache rock zits with mole hair. I really enjoyed these little sculptures because they seem like sea urchins that are alive and creepy.

Then she took us around to the other empty studios and we explored other parts of this retired paper mill.  Here’s a room with nothing but an extension cord hanging from it.

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(Michael Hsiung)


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