March 7, 2016

Heroic Tapestries: Hannah Senesh

Hannah-SeneshHannah Senesh 806
2014
fabric, archival pigment on canvas, leather, metal, zippers
5 ft. sq.

2 thoughts on “Heroic Tapestries: Hannah Senesh

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    "There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for [Human] kind." This quote by Senesh truly spoke to me as I read Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females. What I love about Senesh is the fact that she knew she could be forgotten like many other strong upstanders. She put her words and actions down on paper, in hopes of being remembered. Stars are usually nameless and if they are given a name, we likely have no idea the titles of the stars we gaze at, yet they exist to us still in a very real way, bringing light years after they have gone.
    I also am loving the portrayals of Hannah Senesh on a farm, in her uniform and in a gown. It reflects the bits of (stereotypical traits of) masculinity and femininity that all women and people in general hold. I love this reminder that she was happy in all settings; she embraced all sides of herself.

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