We gathered and shared our thoughts on the blanket and the upcoming exhibition
Here are a few highlights….
One artist will tell her life story via the blanket and that blanket will accompany her to the spirit world.
A Hudson Bay blanket given from grandfather to mother represents commitment and family.
One artisan will experiment with weaving cedar into wood. Exploring a mixing of symbols : basket weaving and quilting.
For our ancestors, the blanket was a carrier of disease and a source of life and warmth.
One artist wants her blanket held and worn by those who visit the gathering, another wants hers to remain untouched to maintain it’s sacred meaning.
by paige Pettibon