Charcoal drawing on TRUE VALUE bags 13.5" x 7" x 4.5"

Various materials for sculpture element

The TRUE VALUE hardware bags are a hybrid of drawing and sculpture that explores the transformation of natural forms to commodities. The bag logo, Start Right, Start Here, provides the conceptual base for the selected images. The drawing depicts the authentic and original expression of an idea or form. The sculptural element peeping from the bag represents the transformation of the authentic to a commodity. The sculptural expression may be interpreted as being humorous or absurd and is not necessarily a negative commentary, but rather a realization that natural forms are used to create products. However there is an implication that our efforts to turn everything into profit may have a negative impact on our natural resources.