Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shopping Bags

San Fransisco-based textile artist Lauren DiCioccio created this series of delicate, hand-embroidered shopping bags in response to the current movement to eliminate the use of plastic bags and the decline in the number of "ma and pop" grocery stores that tend to carry bags of this type of retro design. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is based on a plastic bag the artist collected herself from a shop or on the street. By transforming mass-produced shopping bags into time consumingly crafted soft sculptures, the pieces eminate feelings of intimacy and nostalgia. Dicioccio exhibited this series in San Fransisco in 2009.
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