Installation piece, “THE BAGGIE PROJECT”, People struggling with drug addiction – specifically heroin – write a short response to what the “baggie” stands for or has stood for in their lives. Due to the “baggie” being a symbol for drug use, it creates many heart wrenching responses. Family and friends who have also been afflicted by the user are also encouraged to participate.
Each response is written on a piece of wax vellum paper. Most noteworthy, these papers are known as the substrate for how heroin gets around, as it’s sold in a one-inch clear baggie. As a result, over 400 responses -and counting- have been written and adhered to the piece of rice paper that is currently measured at 10ft. long by 3ft. high. There have been other renditions of this installation piece besides adhering the collected responses on rice paper we have also – as in the Art Association of Harrisburg exhibit – attached the vellum responses to a painted 4′ x 4′ corkboard of the United States American flag.