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Monday, September 17, 2007

Blanket Stories, by artist Marie Watt

Marie Watt: Blanket Stories: Almanac
September 30, 2006 – January 21, 2007

This exhibition features new and recent works by Portland, Oregon, artist Marie Watt. Using symbolic materials such as reclaimed blankets to communicate ideas about her First Nations’ heritage, the artist draws attention to simple everyday items in our lives that are infused with meaning, but are often taken for granted. Inspired by Native American blankets and their history, Watt’s wall-hung fiber works, sculptures and lithographs explore cultural identity by combining the ancient form of blanket making with the aesthetic of 20th century modern painting. Her fiber and bronze sculptures investigate cultural connections, from a personal as well as a universal perspective.

Marie Watt

Marie Watt
Blanket Stack Lewis and Clark, 2003
floor-to-ceiling folded and stacked blankets, with reclaimed red cedar bases
Collection of the Artist

1 comment:

Cerisse Palalagi said...

im really inspired by this lady at the moment...

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