Cactus Gallery LA
CARPET BAG by artist Lori Herbst
Mixed media, 16"
This rad bag was inspired by the famous patterned carpet in the corridor of the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s The Shining.
A bit on the process by artist Lori Herbst:
I make my pieces by making a pattern and then cutting the upholstery vinyl with an Exacto blade. I usually start with a silhouette of the primary figures to use as a base and for the shadows and then I use a temporary glue to hold the top pieces and sew them on with an industrial sewing machine. Home sewing machines aren't up to the task. I almost always finish with the face, because as I work on the piece, I usually need to fold it to get it through the throat of the sewing machine and don't want to create creases in the faces. I started working on these 6 or 7 years ago and I basically taught myself how to build them. Hands and eyes are my favorites to make.