embroidered linen on upholstery, 2010
48” x 36” x 32”
Commission for the Ulysses S. Grant Collection, Mississippi State University
The maps on the upholstery illustrate the military movements of General Ulysses S. Grant during the first Mississippi Campaign. Grant’s strategy for traversing the hostile terrain was to use the farms and towns along the way to supply his troops so as not to depend on outside supplies for their movement forward; this enabled him to secure the countryside. The research was provided via the Ulysses S. Grant Library at Mississippi State University. This project was supported and commissioned through an Artist Incentive Grant provided by the College of Architecture, Art, and Design at Mississippi State University, where the furniture resides in the Grant Collection Reading Room.
Photos by Caleb Crawford