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conceptual bags

can a bag be more than a bag?  these are examples of bags i have made that tell a story, take a point of view or have a concept.  i am hoping my work will be able to move in this direction.



grandma and andy

what would andy warhol paint if his inspiration was my grandma’s garden?  i painted large, colorful panels of corn, beets and carrots, and then cut them into bags. each bag had an abstract look.


bullet bags

early in the gulf war II the media kept using the term “exit wound.” i think that is why I kept thinking of a flower stem that meandered in and out of a bullet hole. i ended up spending time at a shooting gallery experimenting with the type of mark an exiting bullet would make on fabric. the idea became a series of bags i called “make bags not war.”


label bags

this bag was made was from the tiny union tags that were sewn into many of the garments i recycle, especially coats.  i admire the attention to detail and the expert skills of the women who worked, often in difficult conditions, to produce these beautiful garments.