PearlsForGood smArt car If you live in the Chicago area, you may have seen the PearlsForGood smArt car driving around. I love my little black smartie, and decided to dress it up a bit with some custom art. The design is called Frogs Alive! and is inspired by Aboriginal dot art depicting nature. I chose to picture frogs, and a few dragonflies, because frogs are an indicator species of a healthy environment. I started working on Frogs Alive! in June 2009 and finished the last panel in November, applying each dot by hand. It truly was a labor of love, and a meditative, therapeutic process.
Questions? For general questions or inquiries about Trunk Shows or Wholesale Pricing to boutiques and museum shops, contact the artist.
Who we support: Pearlsforgood.com supports many causes. In the past several years, contributions have been made to:
Grounds for Health West Suburban Special Recreation Association Friends of the Parks Elmhurst Hospital AmeriCares Chicago Public Radio - WBEZ 91.5 Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Lymphoma & Leukemia Society Hamline University Lifeline Theatre Tanzania Scholarship Fund Nyansha Health Clinic, Tanzania Unity Temple Restoration Foundation Maywood Fine Arts Association Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Fernwork Productions Isaac Cummings Family Association Nature Conservancy Lutheran Life Communities Foundation Dressed for Success
About the Artist Inspired by the varied colors and textures
found in nature and rich cultural traditions explored during travels,
artist Sandra Wilcoxon has created a series of jewelry using pearls
from China, tribal influences from Africa, and stones from the American
Sandra believes in the importance of contributing
to cultural and environmental causes that enrich all of our lives.
Therefore, at least 20% of proceeds will be donated to
charities, either in the Chicago area where she lives, or to national
and global organizations that serve the places she has visited:
Tanzania, China, Peru and beautiful places throughout the United States.