THE THINGS WE CARRY

Create an artwork that shows the bag you carry most often. The artwork must include all of the items inside the bag.

Prize Winners

Hyeji Kim
South Korea

Form & Texture Prize
My Backpack
Charcoal on paper
18″ x 12″
“My backpack that I carry almost everyday includes: A water bottle, a granola bar, a sketch pad, water-soluble colored pencils and a graphite pencil, knitted fox mittens, a gray scarf, and my favorite black beanie.”

Elysha Tsai
USA

Honorable Mention
Free Roam
brush pens & Copic markers
14″ x 11″
“Inside my small backpack that I carry, I keep my wallet, sketchbook, pencil case, colored pencils, some tissues, and hand sanitizer.”

Wendy Duong
USA

Composition Prize
Scatter Bag
charcoal, graphite, white gel pen
9″ x 12″
“My fanny pack holds a wallet, hair elastic, 2 headbands, sugar baby candy wrapper, receipts, flyers, scrap paper, bike route map, & a mini bike tire patch kit. Learned a lot from the Art Prof videos like how to use a viewfinder to choose composition & how to not worry about details until later. All of my items along with the background area were overwhelming for my eyes until I used the viewfinder tip!”

Maya Sternberg
USA

Honorable Mention
Band Season Essentials
charcoal & conté crayon
18″ x 24″
“I chose my red band bag (which never leaves my side during band season), which holds: socks, marching shoes, gloves, deodorant, 2 things of chap stick (in case one goes missing), extra hair ties, bobby pins, suspenders, anti-chafing gel, hair gel, hair brush, sunscreen, tampons, and emergency Advil.”

Emma Heyes
Australia

Process & Development Prize
What I Carry Around
pen & watercolor
11″ x 8″
“My bag currently contains: purse, sunglasses case, sunglasses (not in the sunglasses case), keys, clean tissues, not so clean tissues, sun cream, panadol, phone, another phone, artliner pen x2, spare nappy for my daughter, nappy bags, lip balm, lip gloss, tampons, hair clip, bobby pins, appointment card, a bottle cap, a multi rider, a teething rusk, a baby pram toy, migraine tablets, business cards, and some old shopping lists & lots of receipts!”

Jieru Lin
China

Innovative Materials Prize
Things I Carry in College
magazine, thread, glue, black board, tape, plastic bag
16″ x 20″
“Things I carry: water bottle, oranges, digital scanning pen, notebooks, binders, tape, pens, perforating machine, a bag of nuts, a lunch bag, a lunch box, ID card, plastic bag, purse, pen bag, mini hard drive, sleeves, hair pin, headphones, lipsticks, oatmeal bar, and a plastic spoon.”

Art Teacher's Prize

Shelly Leroux, Art Teacher
Victoria School of Performing & Visual Arts
Canada

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2 responses on "2016 November"

  1. Profile photo of Annie Irwin

    Hard work and talent indeed!! This dare was so fascinating, I see it as a self portrait in a way, told through objects. In each submission, I feel a sense of how the artists are choosing to portray their belongings. It makes me want to know why someone might have chosen black and white, or color, or even the difference in material. Amazing work!

  2. Profile photo of Alexander Rowe

    This was a great dare to see, everyone went all out with displaying their technical ability and skill at composition! Seeing all of the work together becomes a great lesson in personal style reflecting in art: look at how similar the subject matter is for all, but how different the technique and handling of the medium and the subject is treated! The dare itself “limited” the artist to only drawing the things they cary every day…but the variety and variation of so many artist meeting this challenge is a great display of talent and hard work.

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