Mostly Minnesota, Slightly Seattle, and What about Seekonk?

Mostly Minnesota, Slightly Seattle

The original painting from which this puzzle sprung is titled “Mostly Minnesota, Slightly Seattle…and what about Seekonk?”

When designing the puzzle box face label I decided: too much verbiage.

I shortened the text to focus on my birthplace.

Whenever I visit my Minneapolis I try to make a pilgrimage to Mecca – i.e. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, specifically to see George Morrison’s amazing wood collage, or wood painting as he thought of it. I never met this Anishaabe artist. I wish I had. You will, too, once you see his amazing piece:


Collage IX: Landscape

So there’s that.

Before I dropped anchor in New England I spent nearly a decade in the state of Washington.  Lake Union, Lake Washington, Puget Sound – one finds oneself frequently moving around or moving across water. I now live – in Seekonk – at swamp level. We take refuge in islet and isthmus.

© Sarah Jane Lapp, 2024