Joan of Arc, The Truth will Set You Free
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This is an original tapestry by Jane M. Mason.
Notes From The Artist...
I am a warrior for the truth. A hero of mine is Joan of Arc. (She is a real person, who lived from approximately 1413-1431. She was martyred for wearing men's clothing and was sainted in 1920.)
This artwork is a narrative hooked tapestry featuring Joan of Arc as a symbol of truth, courage, humility, and purity.
The border features pussycats wearing pink hats and the hashtag, #METOO. The Latin says, "I am not afraid… I was born to do this." The dog at her side stands for faithfulness. The sheep for Joan's role as a shepherdess. The white horse stands for her trust in her path: she commanded an army from horseback even though she did not know how to ride a horse until she was inspired by her faith. As she said, she was born to do God's calling for her."
- Fine Art of Fiber, Chicago Botanic Garden, November 5 - November 7, 2021
- Woman Made Gallery, 4th Midwest Open Exhibit, January 22 - February 12, 2021
- Oakton Community College, "Where Are We Now? Activism of the Everyday," October 19 - November 20, 2020
- Dimensions: W 28" x H 37"
- Year completed: 2020
- Media: Hooked on linen
- Packaging: Sleeve on backside at top for rod for hanging. Rod is not provided.
- Genre: Narrative, feminist history
- Key Colors: Multi
- Materials: Wool strips, wool yarn, synthetic fabric, on linen
- Signature: Jane's initials are hooked into the tapestry on the lower right-hand side. Additionally, a fabric label is on the backside.
- Purpose: Created to be hung on the wall. A channel has been sewn into the upper edge of the tapestry to insert a rod. It could also be framed, and hung on a wall. There are delicate fibers in this tapestry which would not wear well if used on the floor.