Photograph by Aaron Johanson

Placeholder, 2017

56.5 × 140.25 in.
Reclaimed wool blanket, transparent glass Czech seed beads, thread
Photograph by Aaron Johanson

Started in January 2017 for The Block Museum (but didn’t end up being shown there). Beading by Rochelle Nielsen and her family. Beading was started with Marie, Madalyn, Jahsiya, Lauren Sinner, Lisa Watt, and Rochelle.

Clear, transparent #11 Czech glass seed beads sourced from A Bead Source in Portland and Shipwreck Beads in Lacey, WA. They are made in Czechoslovakia on the same equipment as used in the 1800s. Recently, this size and color have been discontinued.

The phrase “ephemeral monument” was taken from Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago by John N. Low.