Guide These, My Hands

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On display at Train Station Park, 400 S. Main Street, Bentonville, AR

Guide These, My Hands is a sculpture in fabric, embroidery thread, and steel created by sculptor Danielle Hatch and poet Traci Rae Manos. Traci’s poem Foothills Healer is hand-sewn into a continuous ruffle made of 126 yards of weatherproof nylon. The artwork honors the compassion and resilience of the women of Northwest Arkansas and celebrates traditional folk medicine practiced in the Ozark Mountains. The magenta fabric evokes the flower of the wild burdock plant, known for its medicinal properties. Twenty-two volunteers––all women living in Northwest Arkansas––helped to embroider the artwork:

Michelle BakerNicole HansenJocelyn Peterson
Meredith BergstromKristin JohnsonSteph Piston
Keely BriceAlice KellyTrisha Posey
Diana CascanteRebecca KellyLoretta Radeke
Chelsea CarskaddonKirsten MasonKaren Sasine
Maria ConroyTara NorwoodRikki Skopp
Charlotte DarlingAnna PetersonBethany Smith
Tabbitha Easley


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