by Maiya Correa

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Acrylic paint, thread, twine, hot glue on canvas

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


About the Tote Bag:
When I set out to design this bag, I wanted it to be more than just a means of toting around objects. To me, a bag facilitates travel, and travelling is what allows humans to connect with the world in a new way. It defines us by the experiences we've had and the memories we've made. Just like dandelion seeds floating in the wind we float through life with thousands of possibilities lying in our wake. In my teenage years I was blessed to have opportunities to travel and see places that allowed me to connect to my roots. As a child however, and with no means to travel, I relied on books as my passport through the literary world and a metaphorical window into the real one. One of the novels I was most fond of was Charlotte's Web, which is why I incorporated a quote from the novel in my design. Though it may be uncertain where we are destined to go in life, we can take comfort in knowing that wherever we go, whoever we are, we can take the lessons we learn with us...and we can take a tote bag too.



About the Artist:
Year: Freshman
Major: Studio Art
Hometown: Fishersville, VA

Plans for the Future: I would like to work towards my goal of getting a master's degree so that I can become an art professor.

A Little bit more about Maiya: As a freshman at JMU, I am thrilled to be pursuing a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in painting and drawing. I've always made art for myself but I began selling watercolor portraits during high school. I am continuously attempting to expand my skill set and get more creative with my sales. Ultimately I'd love to be a full time artist and travel the world.

Monday Nov 5 2018