|Title||Bag I Am|
|Artist / Creator||Patty Bruce|
|Place of Publication||Boston, MA|
|Structure / Binding||Case bound|
|Medium / Materials||Pages made of fused plastic shopping bags. Laminated laser copies, fused plastic recycled shopping bags book cover is painted book cloth|
|Number of Pages||18 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Box: 6 x 6.5 x 2 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5 plus one artist proof|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented in a custom clamshell box|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Bag I Am is an eco-edition targeted to inspire others to rid the planet of massive amounts of plastic bags, which are now engulfing our oceans and landfills. This timely message is to encourage the recycling of plastic shopping bags that are creating problems for our oceans and environment. The text is a play off of popular children’s books in a simple rhyme but with a serious message.
Artist BioPatty Bruce is currently a resident of Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a MSED from the University of Southern California and a degree in graphic design while in Texas. Her interest in binding started building about a decade ago which has now developed into a full time passion. She trains at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Monique Lallier specializing in French binding and studies other archival structures from Jan Sabota in the Czech Republic. Her experiences now include printmaking, letterpress and sculptural binding allowing a fuller realization of the completed book. Her early work In Flight was exhibited in the GBW Exhibition 2003. Additionally, Bruce's works have been accepted for the Helen Degolyer Triennial Exhibitions in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012; Chicago Public Library One Book Many Interpretations 2006 and 2012; Book Power at the Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon 2010, and Uncommon Threads 2011, Chapter Exhibitions around the country and private collection. She recently received First prize in the New England Chapter juried competition of the Pictorial Webster. Currently her work is represented in the GBW Exhibition Horizon 2012-2014. Bruce received a Master's of Object/Sculptural Binding diploma from Society of Bookbinding of the Czech Republic. She works full time binding books in her studio in Massachusetts.