by Dymph

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Fruit and vegetable netting on canvas

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


About the Tote Bag:
Besides a multi-disciplinary artist and a teacher, I am also an artist-archeologist, who loves to collect cast-off items. In my home studio my found objects hang on walls, dangle from ceilings, and wait for their transformation to happen. By constantly reworking and reusing my materials, I also savor the environmental practice of recycling while I try to give my works new energy and new identities. This tote bag has 4 outside pockets made of fruit/vegetable netting from my collection. The pockets are expandable, flexible, see-through, breathable and will carry your extra baggage when necessary. This bag will demonstrate that you care for our planet and future. I hope to increase your ability to become inventive and to find beauty in these forgotten and trashed items and to generate an innovative dialogue about our environment.



About the Artist:
Hometown: Staunton, VA

A Little bit more about Dymph: Dymph de Wild was born and raised in the Netherlands, lived in Belgium, and now calls the U.S. home. She holds degrees in Personnel Management and Photography and received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and her MFA from James Madison University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Since she graduated in 2012, de Wild has been working and exhibiting in the U.S., Europe, and Africa as a conceptual visual artist. Growing up, de Wild would build tree houses in the forest near her home and would construct homemade circus tents to perform backyard hocus pocus tricks for her neighbors. This sense of play, still visible in her art practice today, is somewhat Dada-inspired. She was awarded artist residencies and solo exhibitions at Ventana Abierta Spain, in 2017, Guramayne Art Center Ethiopia, in 2019, and installed a collaborative work during her residency at Burren College of Art Ireland, in 2021. She received JMU’s Research Grants, a Faculty Award from JMU’s College of Visual and Performance Art, and a Graduate Fellowship from the VMFA. Her work is included in Guramayne Art Center, Olivet Nazarene University, Burren College of Art, and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa.

Monday Nov 5 2018