Hippolyta’s War Belt

Hippolyta’s War Belt

Artist: Joanna Rogers

Title: Hippolyta’s War Belt

Attribution: Hippolyta's War Belt. 2023. Joanna Rogers

Year: 2023

Materials: Mercerized cotton thread dyed with iron and tannins, canvas painted with cassell earth, vintage velvet ribbon

Dimensions: 40" x 20"

Image Statement: Inspired by paleolithic string skirts and Incan quipus, this war belt contains the entire poem "Anthem For Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen in morse code. The dots and dashes are represented by small and large knots. Each thread represents a letter in the poem.