I was thinking about Marie Watt today, and the fun I had in the fall of 2009 working with people in the Willamette community to help put together a piece that would eventually hang in Ford Hall on campus (she set it up like a “quilting bee” and students, administrators, and “others”…like me…came)
that’s Marie on the far right…
and I suddenly realized I had never gone to see the two big pieces in place in the building SOOO…after a coffee (not a pretty coffee alas)…we stopped by Ford Hall to check them out:
Marie’s in NYC for a couple of years…hard at work on a couple of big commissioned pieces…better go check them out right here on State Street…
Wonderful work! Will need to go to WU and check it out. I remember seeing her on Oregon Art Beat a while ago. Love her work with blankets!
You forgot to mention that the Hallie Ford Museum of Art is presenting a mid-career retrospective and publishing a book on Marie this winter. The exhibition opens February 4th and then travels to the Tacoma Art Museum.