For more information about the project, click here. To find out how to participate, read on.
To make Blanket Stories: Textile Society, R.R. Stewart, Ancient One, we need blankets. Any wool or other natural-fiber blanket, quilt, afghan or blanket-like cloth – in any condition – is welcome. I will trade a small limited-edition print in return.
Sometimes, people want to contribute but don’t want to give up a beloved blanket. That’s fine, too. The story is the most important thing. You’re welcome to send a proxy blanket—one without a story, or without one related to you—along with your story, or send the story tag and we'll attach it to a proxy.
The deadline for contributions is November 30, 2015. If you have questions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blankets have become the primary material for Marie Watt’s work. They are objects that easily overlooked, but which have extraordinary histories of use. Blankets are also personal to Marie; in her tribe (The Seneca Nation), as well as in other Indigenous communities, blankets are given away to those who are witness to important life events. When she works with contributed blankets, she asks the contributor to record the blanket’s story (or their own story, as it relates to the blanket) on a tag. These stories become a part of the work and are archived so that they may be shared.
Representation: PDX Contemporary Art (Portland) and Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle)