by Kacey Riel

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Photo transfer tshirt, paint, string on canvas

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


About the Tote Bag:
I have always been really drawn to sunflowers. Last year, I created a print of two sunflowers facing each other. The colors symbolized joy and sadness because it had been a really hard semester, but I had also experienced a lot of really beautiful moments. This bag is for those who love flowers. You can use it to carry those tulips you bought at the farmer’s market, or the paints you bring with you when you want to paint your garden outside. If you don’t think about flowers that much, that’s okay. Give this bag a chance- you might surprise yourself.

I believe that flowers can hold such deep meaning and help us think about growth and that beautiful things can still grow in hard seasons. What is very unique about sunflowers is that they only bloom for two weeks in September. Kind of like this bag- it is rare, but you can enjoy it for longer than two weeks.



About the Artist:
Year: Junior
Major: Studio Art- Fibers Concentration
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Plans for the Future: Currently, I am deciding whether or not I want to become a Spanish Interpreter so that I can work in different communities and help bridge connections with language. I think it could be cool to combine my passion for art and language and work in a museum setting or in art volunteer opportunities.

A Little bit more about Kacey: Kacey Riel is a student artist at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in Spanish. She also has a concentration in fiber arts. Most of her work is black and white film photography and experimental film photography. She is currently exploring ideas of rest and daily life through the pandemic, and what that looks like after two years. She is living in Harrisonburg, VA and is in her third year of undergrad, and preparing to graduate in the Spring 2023.

Monday Nov 5 2018