FLUVIAL Tote IX
This product is a truly one-of-a kind art object, handmade with fabric banners from a public artwork, "FLUIVAL". As part of the 2020 Farm/Art DTour, artists Emilie Bouvier, Crysten Nesseth and Sheila Novak created, “FLUVIAL,” a stream of blue banners weaving along Honey Creek in the Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin. Each banner is a handmade artwork, and completely unique.
As the public artwork has been taken down, the artists have worked to allow the meaning and texture of the artwork to continue to touch the lives of many. Through sales of the original banners as well as smaller products for home, we seek to create a unique experience and
Each product is carefully made by examining the fabric for the best use, and in cutting down the original banners accordingly. From couch cushions to smaller banners more appropriate for interior space, the products are unique works of art, just as the original banners are. No two are the same, and as art objects the products are created as a limited edition, ensuring the unique relationship to the artwork.
Looking at the white imprints on the blue cloth, you may see grasses, flowers, handwriting, or other forms created by the shadow of objects from farm life. You may witness a moment of time and land, captured on fabric. And as part of your life and home, you may consider the land, and the water, and how these resources hold deep meaning, and how we can capture and share that story.
dims / medium
dyed cyanotype sun print
original artwork front and top band with white backing
100% cotton rip-stop fabric and 100% cotton strapping
13" x 14" with tote with 13” tall straps
︎︎︎ handmade by women artists
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