Portfolio > Paper Bags

Stitched drawing of a tree on folded paper bags by Laura Evans
paper bags, thread, wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den glass)
15.5" x 15.5"
2003
$900
Folded paper bags with stitched drawing by Laura Evans
paper bag , thread, wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den glass)
14.5" x 14.5"
2003
$900
geometric "quilt" square, abstract, paper bags, by Laura Evans
paper bags, wax, acrylic, painted white wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den Glass)
26" x 26"
2003
$1500
I wanted to try a "quilt " square composition with white bags by Laura Evans
paper bags, paper, painted white wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den Glass)
26" x 26"
2005
$1500
rhythmic patterns in paper bags, quilt by Laura Evans
paper bags, wax, acrylic
30" x 40"
2009
abstract paper bag composition by Laura Evans, accordion folds, opening out
paper bags, wax, acrylic,, painted white wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den Glass
20" x 18"
2008
$1200
Tiger Series #5
paper bags, wax, acrylic, painted white wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den Glass, painted white wood-framed (on off-white matte board with Den Glass)
27" x 16"
2002
$1200

I created work about the repetitive rhythms and small rituals of everyday domestic life using familiar brown paper lunch bags. Mass-produced, the bags are personalized with logos, numbers, recycling symbols and even the names of the factory workers. They show evidence of their functional former lives: containers for lunch, hardware, coffee and bagel. Although paper bags imply a modular sameness, in these works I aimed to reveal subtle idiosyncrasies within a structured format.