I believe that people of our young our generation win the US do not know how to ask for help, or how to approach helping others. I have created a functional 3D vessel that not only depicts my frustration, but visually provokes encouraging thoughts and actions for everyone to lend out that helping hand.
Thus the making of a “hand bag”. The bag is made up of hands that I wet and dry felted. The hands are made up of a wide range of color values and temperatures that are felted together to show different personalities and peoples approaches to helping one another. The hands that are lighter grasp one another in an untypical fashion to show the kindness that people need. The bag is an actual hand that grasps your forearm comfortably. If unfastened, the hand opens up; one literally places objects in the palm of the handbag.
The market at which my creation is targeted for is the fashion and accessory industry. This industry I feel has the most voice because it is versatile, portable and aggressive in a nonviolent approach for spreading messages.