Blanket Stories: Talking Stick, Works Progress, Steward at the High Desert Museum

We’re in Bend today for the opening of Art for a Nation: Inspiration from the Great Depression a show curated by Faith Brower that explores the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

I’m honored to have been commissioned to make a piece for the show: Blanket Stories: Talking Stick, Works Progress, Steward consists of a stack of blankets contributed by the central Oregon community, and a wooden blanket totem, carved from a white pine beam salvaged from a previous incarnation of the sawmill on the High Desert Museum site.

Art for a Nation: Inspiration from the Great Depression runs through October 2 and if you’re not from the area, the High Desert Museum is well worth the trip. We have catalogued the blanket contributions and stories here on the site: click here to have a look.