CARRIER BAGS

'Carrier Bags' is a sculptured piece consisting of numerous individually constructed bags. These bags when installed together will create a patchwork of images.

'Carrier Bags' is concerned with the notion of making a load. The load could be physical or emotional.

The materials used in the piece convey a sense of weight or weightlessness.

'Carrier Bags' was prompted by memories of my grandfather who was a miner and spent most of the daylight hours underground carrying coal on his back.

Image of Carolyn Mason's work

'Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.' St Matthew .

This piece of work was started in Scotland and completed in Oronsko, Poland. The work was re-formed by the influences of the Polish culture, its religion and way of life, and by the materials found here. I hope the two successfully merge together.