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Seneca artist uses blankets, sewing circles for inspiration

 

This 2020 companion work, "Auntie" and "Guardian Tree" by Seneca artist Marie Watt was assembled with the help of a sewing circle at Yale University Art Gallery. It is made from reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, thread, cotton twill tape and tin jingles and is in The Tia Collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by Kevin McConnell, courtesy of Marie Watt.

By Sandra Hale Schulman. Special to Indian Country Today. Reprinted with permission.

Seneca artist Marie Watt is having a real moment in the art world. After decades of teaching, she is making art from organic experiences of sewing circles and s...



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