Bag Handles

Bag Handles | East Wenatchee, WA | 2013

Art often emerges from unexpected places. Take the plastic grocery sack, for instance. It’s common, useful and, in many ways, artfully pliable. Years ago at a local grocery, one “bag boy” — actually a retired gentleman with an appreciation for whimsy — shaped sack handles to mimic entwined swans, cute mice and TV antennas. “Every one of these bags comes with a set of rabbit ears,” he’d say, tying the handles with a flourish. “You just need to poke ’em right to perk ’em up.”