by Aidan Cynthus Hogan

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Fabric, String, acrylic paint on canvas

  • 12oz Heavy Canvas
  • Bottom Gusset
  • Reinforced at stress points
  • 21 inch Web Handles


About the Tote Bag:
This tote bag uses thrifted clothes stitched together into a figure. Thrifting has been an activity that I associate with the development of my friendships and relationships. There have been times where I have felt disconnected from this part of my life. The figure is not meant to be content, instead expressing the distance they sometimes feel from themselves. Are we all truly individuals? Or is it that we are a makeup of who we surround ourselves with? How much of our personalities are uniquely us? Exploring the existentialism of the self, each piece of thrifted fabric attached represents a part of my relationships and experiences with people, making up the figure as a whole. My hope is that someone using the bag will take it out with them as well, learning, valuing, and developing in their own interpersonal relationships. That they explore their sense of self within a group, and their individuality. Exploration of the self and awareness of our place in society, how we are perceived, consciousness and individuality, are topics that I feel are valuable to finding self confidence, self improvement, and learning from mistakes. This piece is meant to express feelings of dissociation and lack of individuality.



About the Artist:
Year: Freshman
Major: Architectural Design
Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Plans for the Future: I would like to work as an architectural designer.

Monday Nov 5 2018