b. 1967 in Seattle, Washington; lives in Brooklyn, New York
Since 2004 Marie Watt’s exhibition Blanket Stories has traveled across the United States. She asked the audience to share their personal experiences and stories pertaining to blankets. In her recent prints, Watt transcribed these recollections and arranged them into a woven tapestry of memory.
Blankets hang around in our lives and families—they gain meaning through use. My work explores social and cultural histories embedded in commonplace objects. I consciously draw from indigenous design principles, oral traditions, and personal experience to shape the inner logic of the work I make.