Women’s PPE: Breastplate

Women’s PPE: Breastplate

Artist: Helen Geglio

Title: Women’s PPE: Breastplate

Attribution: Women's PPE: Breastplate, (2020) Helen Geglio

Year: 2020

Materials: Embroidered and stiffened linen

Dimensions: 20 x 18 x 4"

Image Statement: These sculptural breastplates of women’s personal protective equipment (PPE) present a visual testament to the resilience of women during trying times. Somehow, amidst challenges and difficulties, we manage to clothe ourselves in an armor of fortitude, preserve a sense of humor and perspective, and then face forward. Afterall, women are so often the heavy lifters for real and sustainable change.