This sculpture examines the connections between culture and consumerism and uses beauty to hide meaning.
The surface of the bag is a fabric made from images cut out of magazines, and stitched together with expanding and spiraling topographical stitches. Parts of the bag appear to be carved inwards following another topographical gradient. The fabric is secured to an inner structure made of bristol board using hinges and stitching.
Meant to illustrate the blind consumerism of the 21st century, the design highlights the hypocrisy between the facade of perfection and the reality of materialism. The shopping bag, a symbol of consumerism, appears beautiful with images of smiling models and luxury goods. However, at its core there is visible erosion.