Our first Artist Meeting !

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.

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by paige Pettibon