The Moccasin Rock project began when the artist and her grandchildren were searching for smooth rocks to paint and rehide on beach walks. While it was a fun pastime for creative families during covid, it seemed that a few favourite beaches produced near perfect 'moccasin shaped' rocks. The miniature rocks were so tiny and dear, that the artists Grandson said it reminded him of the 215 Children at Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc. The topic turned into further conversation about how their own ancestors attended Residential School, as well as how the creative work could benefit survivors.
To date the artist has donated aproximatly 1000 rocks that have been painted and sold or gifted to survivors. No two are created exactly alike and the work is meaningful to the artist. They continue to be sold at various local events and through the Metis Nation of Greater Victoria, with 100% proceeds going to Residential School Survivors. Workshops are also offered by the artist with a portion of proceeds to survivors.
Contact Kristi to purchase-donate, or coordinate workshops. Cheques made out to Metis Nation of Greater Victoria, attn Moccasin Rocks Donation. Shipping will be calculated based on location.
Slideshow below shows a few of the thousand that have been gifted, or purchased.