by Taylen Gearhart

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 1
Materials: Cyanotype and thread on canvas

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


About the Tote Bag:
This tote bag is my way of unpacking and pushing my feelings about the past few years onto something physical. I feel like the past few years with everything that has happened has been very confining for who I want to be as a person as well as an artist. There are many things in my life that I didn't get to do because we were actually forced to stay indoors for a chunk of time. So I relate to the chickens in my cyanotypes in a very real way. I can relate and I think it also relates to other people pretty universally. The locked doors and being able to see what's happening in the world around you but feeling trapped inside with nowhere to go. This bag was my way to releasing that feeling so I can start the next steps in my journey as a growing artist.



About the Artist:
Year: Senior
Major: Studio Art - Ceramics
Hometown: Roanoke VA

Plans for the Future: I will be continuing my education at Radford University to get my MFA in studio art so I can teach and just learn more about my practice.

A Little bit more about Taylen: As an artist I tell my best stories and memories through my art. Recreating moments is freeing whether they were real in the moment or just in my head. I get to rewrite history at times and other times I am recording history as it happens, dealing with the emotions of the daily life as a human in todays society. Telling stories with brushstrokes and color theory can create a more intreaging story than just describing it with words. I like to think of artists that tell stories through their art as the mold makers of history. The way we perceive the world then document it, years later that work is what someone is going to look at to remember or learn about a specific thing we can change outcomes we can make changes.

Monday Nov 5 2018