Artist: Helen Geglio
Title: What She Carried: Hussifs
Attribution: What She Carried: Hussifs
Materials: Cotton, linen, found domestic textiless, hand embroidered and stitched.
Dimensions: 23 x 26 x 4" display
Image Statement: A hussif is a rolled sewing kit. These three hussifs tell stories of women who traveled to the plains and prairies of the Midwest during our nation’s time of westward expansion. Leaving the familiar landscapes of home, they found an endless expanse of grassland, isolated and strangely beautiful. Inspired by diary entries written from a sod house on a Nebraska homestead, I have created visual narratives of women uprooted.