Sculpture




2008 Greg Kucera Gallery Installation View




CANOPY (OMPHALOS), 2007
Yellow cedar
94 x 13 x 13 inches
SOLD


CRADLE: COBBLE (GOWANUS), 2012
Cast bronze and concrete
3.75 x 4 x 4 inches
$2,500



WORRY STONE (pink pouch), 2007
Bronze and reclaimed wool blankets
Dimensions vary
Variable edition of 30
$900



PART AND WHOLE: CRADLE, WELL, RUTT, 2012
Wool blankets (reclaimed) and thread
8.4 x 14.75 inches
SOLD




PART AND WHOLE: PARFLECHE, COBBLE, BANDAGE, 2012
Wool blankets (reclaimed) and thread
9.5 x 9.5 inches
SOLD


"Freud considered blankets as ‘transitional’ objects, but I like to consider how these humble pieces of cloth are transformational. Blankets are a part of how we are received into the world and also how we depart this world. Blankets are used for warmth and shelter. Children use them for hiding and to construct impromptu forts. A blanket is a catcher of dreams and ledger of secrets. Wool blankets are the pelts of our animal relatives, the sheep. Blankets are body-like.

Blankets are also very personal to me. I am Seneca, one of the six tribes that make up the Iroquois Nation, and in my tribe and native communities, we give away blankets to honor people for being witness to important life events. In this way, it is as much of an honor to give away a blanket as it is to receive one. Ultimately, wool blankets are simple objects with stories that connect us.
" —Marie Watt