Thursday, November 29, 2007

Featured Artist – Bagitup4me

Brought up in the vivid sights and sounds of Manhattan's art community, Syl of Bagitup4me has always been mesmerized by small pieces of everyday life which most people don't realize have the potential for becoming wearable art. Her creations incorporate elements from bygone eras into original designs. Using a collection of vintage buttons, rich fabric and other findings from various parts of the world, she explores the use of shapes and colors to capture an era or evoke an emotion.

There has been a gradual and natural evolution to her work, from hand-painted leather belts to three dimensional mosaics to tapestry bags. When designing tapestry bags, she enjoys working with shapes: simple rectangular shapes rich in color and texture and adorned with vintage pieces. The colors she selects: mustard, black, red, orange and olive green, among others, are reminiscent of the 1920's and 1930's.


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