Posts Tagged: Marie Watt

Marie Watt, Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, 2014, cast bronze, 18 x 4 x 6 ft. (5.49 x 1.22 x 1.83 m). 
Permanent installation, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington (artwork © Marie Watt; photograph by Benjamin Benschneider/OTTO)

“Transportation object” is the term used to classify cradleboards at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. “Generous ones” acknowledges Tacoma’s indigenous inhabitants, the Puyallup and Coast Salish People. The name Puyallup or S’Puyalupubsh means “generous and welcoming behavior to all people (friends and strangers) who enter our lands.” “Trek” reflects on slow journeys, as well as the dynamic confluence and exchange that is a part of migrating and settling. To read the stories associated with the donated blankets, see http://blanketstories.tacomaartmuseum.org, as of June 5, 2017.

In Conversation with Marie Watt: A New Coyote Tale

By Marie Watt

Marie Watt first encountered Joseph Beuys’s work as a college student studying abroad. While working on an MFA at Yale, she wrote a reflection on the artist’s I Like America and America Likes Me from the perspective of Coyote, for a course taught by the art historian Romy Golan.

Marie Watt, Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, 2014, cast bronze, 18 x 4 x 6 ft. (5.49 x 1.22 x 1.83 m). 
Permanent installation, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington (artwork © Marie Watt; photograph by Benjamin Benschneider/OTTO)

“Transportation object” is the term used to classify cradleboards at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. “Generous ones” acknowledges Tacoma’s indigenous inhabitants, the Puyallup and Coast Salish People. The name Puyallup or S’Puyalupubsh means “generous and welcoming behavior to all people (friends and strangers) who enter our lands.” “Trek” reflects on slow journeys, as well as the dynamic confluence and exchange that is a part of migrating and settling. To read the stories associated with the donated blankets, see http://blanketstories.tacomaartmuseum.org, as of June 5, 2017.

In Conversation with Marie Watt: A New Coyote Tale

By Marie Watt

Marie Watt first encountered Joseph Beuys’s work as a college student studying abroad. While working on an MFA at Yale, she wrote a reflection on the artist’s I Like America and America Likes Me from the perspective of Coyote, for a course taught by the art historian Romy Golan.