Marie Watt is an American artist and a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians with German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe. At Tippet Rise, her wall-hanging Companion Species (Floating and Held) (2022), is the first work to greet guests as they arrive at the Visitor Center within the Olivier Music Barn. Made of reclaimed satin bindings, industrial felt, tin jingles, and cotton twill, this textile work depicts a sunset in the clouds and evokes the sense of comfort, warmth, and healing that a blanket provides as it is gifted and passed down from birth until the end of life. Learn more at mariewattstudio.com.