Camp, 2011

Marie Watt
(American | Seneca Nation, born 1967)

Location: Walla Walla Veterans Home, Walla Walla


Native American artist Marie Watt's artworks explore the interaction of history with intimate memory. Blankets are one of her main materials and are also a source of inspiration for patterns, shapes, and lines. She thinks of blankets as "everyday objects that can carry extraordinary histories of use."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Veteran's Affairs.


Portland, Oregon-based artist Marie Watt creates artworks that explore feminism, Indigenous principles, history, and personal biography. Many of her artworks are constructed from wool blankets and commonplace materials with strong narrative ties. She is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation.
She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from Yale University in Connecticut. In 2016, Willamette University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate. Her artworks are collected by many museums, including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and the United States Library of Congress.

MediumWoodcut print (2-color)
Dimensions20 3/4 in x 16 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC2018.033.002
Acquisition MethodCurated Selection
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Artwork LocationWalla Walla Veterans Home
Central Building, lobby
WA CountyWalla Walla
Site TypeState Agency
Address92 Wainwright Dr.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Geo. Coordinates46.053474 | -118.353073
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