Closeups (bags)

Purse, handbag, satchel, luggage or sack— they are basically containers to carry loose things around. As a sculptural object, there are just a few requirements, including storage space, durability and ease of use. I don’t understand the craze over designer bags. From what I’ve seen, most aren’t very interesting and are kind of ugly. Clearly, the fashion world is a mystery!

This first purse is being clutched by a wrench hand in my found object piece, Walking the Dog, which can be seen here.

detail from "Walking the Dog" 2005

detail from “Walking the Dog” 2005

This little piggie going to market is from Pocketful of Posies. The string bag is made with a needle crochet technique that I figured out on my own. I’m not patient enough to follow directions to learn the proper way to crochet with a hook, so I just fool around with a needle and thread.

detail from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

Here’s an old man clothed all in leather, from the illustration for the folk song “One Misty Moisty Morning”. This and all of the next closeups are from Pocketful of Posies. The photos are blown up to about twice their actual size.

detail from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

detail from “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

detail from 'Pocketful of Posies" 2010

detail from ‘Pocketful of Posies” 2010

detail from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

detail from “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

7 thoughts on “Closeups (bags)

  1. It is so much fun to see all the details. You are so very inspiring….the hair, the flowers, the bags, the colors!

  2. Absolutely marvelous! Enormously well done! And this, of course, goes for all your work!

  3. My gosh the hair on that boy I cannot imagine how you made that. Salley you a just so amazing with your creative genus I am awestruck. My book is on the way from Amazon.

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