Putnam River stories, The: blankets from 1984 to 1987
The blankets are about birds, rivers, deer, and sticks. They are about the stages: life, death, birth, and rebirth. They describe walking crippled and not walking at all, fences, stairways, barriers, and protection. They represent covering up, exposure, enclosure, and warmth. The blankets are hideouts, places of escape. Creating a sacred space, the blankets promote mystical awareness, magical experience, and a realm of preciousness. Their process of creation is ritualistic, as is their use. Ritual use augments the magic, promotes transformation, and induces transcendence. Unifying the physical ...
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