by Hannah Patteson

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Fabric, stuffing on canvas

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


About the Tote Bag:
This bag is made completely from thrifted fabrics. It utilizes repetitive phallic shapes of mostly feminine fabric patterns. It is both and it is neither. The stuffing and sqeezability of this bag is reminiscent of stuffed animals and a child-like chaotic coziness- Much like having too many pillows or stuffed animals on your bed, while also being able to get rid of any of them. This bag also comes with multiple pockets in various sizes for all of your many trinkets- your mini etch-a-sketch, your sticker collection, your lucky penny, your mini journal. You might try dancing with this tote on, and see how it flows! This bag is silly, absurd, heavier than one may want, while making you feel light and feathery and connected to your inner child.


About the Artist:
Year: Graduate Student
Major: Sculpture/multimedia
Hometown: Fairfax, VA

A Little bit more about Hannah: Hannah Patteson is an artist from Fairfax, VA currently working towards an MFA at James Madison University. The amount of materials she will use in works knows little bounds, but will sometimes include steel, wood, yarn, fabric, and found objects. She likes to utilize sports skills that she has accrued throughout childhood (specifically in gymnastics, acrobats, unicycling, and skating) to interact with and abstract the standardization of body movement, and to give it a new role in intimate and queer relationships. 

Monday Nov 5 2018