Wednesday Addams Tote Bag
This piece was made for a variety of reasons. As simplistic as it sounds, I began by making an illustration that was merely indicative of the month of October. As I spent some time mulling over potential concepts, I eventually gravitated towards one idea that exuded the most personal significance, Wednesday Addams. My sisters and I grew up watching shows like the Addams Family in the 80's. We often felt drawn to characters that shared the same awkwardness and otherness that we experienced. Wednesday Addams' persona seemed to encapsulate some of my memories of growing up in Poughkeepsie, NY. Quiet, withdrawn, and preoccupied with death (a friend of mine passed away at the age of 8), I really didn't seem to be interested in the things that intrigued the kids in our neighborhood. I also chose the Addams Family because I felt as though the strength of their familial ties was reflective of our own. Despite each of their distinct eccentricities, each member was privy to a unique bond that made them an integral part of the whole. It took me about 6 hours to complete.