Marie Watt - Companion Species Calling Companion Species

Sculpture


    

COMPANION SPECIES (UNDERBELLY), 2018
Aromatic cedar
130 x 183 x 136 inches
Price on request


COMPANIAN SPECIES (UNDERBELLY)

"I am interested in how an underbelly is both the soft fleshy vulnerable part of a body, but also how it is associated with dark hidden areas. Lately, I have been reflecting on dogs—canis familiaris—as pets, mythological guides, and first teachers. Companion Species addresses the reciprocal relationship humans have with canines throughout history; this story is one of ignorance, stewardship and reciprocity." —Marie Watt

In this new and original body of work, Portland-based artist Marie Watt is considering cultural relationships toward animals and the natural world, from First Teachers within Iroquois oral tradition to representations of La Lupa Capitolina, the Etruscan she-wolf nursing the mythological founders of Rome, Remus and Romulus. The She-Wolf has become her inspiration and companion in the making of this work, offering shelter and protection as envisioned for visitors of the gallery.


Views of the installation in progress at the Greg Kucera Gallery



Tapestries/Assemblages


COMPANION SPECIES (NOTICE), 2019
Reclaimed wool blanket, thread, and embroidery floss
35 x 40.25 inches
SOLD



COMPANION SPECIES (SHINGLE), 2019
Reclaimed wool blanket, thread, embroidery floss, and Czech beads
10.5 x 13.5 inches
$25,000



COMPANION SPECIES (SADDLE), 2019
Reclaimed wool blanket, thread, embroidery floss, and Czech beads
80 x 87 inches
SOLD



COMPANION SPECIES (FIELD), 2018
Reclaimed wool blankets, thread, embroidery floss
106 x 291 inches
SOLD



COMPANION SPECIES (Declaration), 2018
Reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, and thread
20.5 x 29 inches
SOLD



COMPANION SPECIES (We Are Here Now), 2018
Reclaimed wool blankets, thread, and embroidery floss
14.5 x 37 inches
SOLD

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Companion Species (Siren), 2018
Reclaimed wool blanket and embroidery floss
37.75 x 46.5 inches
SOLD




COMPANION SPECIES CALLING COMPANION SPECIES, 2018
Reclaimed wool blanket and embroidery floss
32 x 32 inches
SOLD


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