by Breanna Doggett

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Recycled sail material, thread, glue on canvas

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


About the Tote Bag:
When my dad retired he bought a sail loft and we are a big sailing family, which inspired me to use sail material. Sails can last almost forever but they are constantly being ripped and repaired, and after working with them these past years I have realized that each sail is an art piece in its own. They are a result of emotional and physically damage.
Sailing can be calming, but there will always be times that require maneuvering and a lot of work no matter what size boat you are on. While it is physically demanding, people that don’t sail don’t understand the many heightened emotional moments . There is such an intensity no matter if it’s 6 adults screaming at each other in a race, a dad out with his son, or even worse someone sailing alone. You must rely on mother nature and she isn’t always predictable. The sail is the most important part because it is what directs you and propels you forward. A lot of time is spent tacking pulling and wrapping ropes as fast as you can. Sails have seen everything.
The material is so strong I thought it would be perfect material to use for my bag, especially since we love to make bags out of used sail for that reason. I reswed the bag together using sail thread so it is practical for anything you would want to carry in a bag!



About the Artist:
Year: Junior
Major: Art with integrated 3D emphasis
Hometown: Williamsburg, Va

Plans for the Future: Architectural designer

A Little bit more about Breanna: My name is Breanna Doggett and I am a junior who recently switched to art from political science. I am from Williamsburg and I enjoy sailing, lacrosse, and hanging out on the water with friends.

Monday Nov 5 2018