Posted on: December 4, 2016
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What would you grab if you were leaving a burning building? I have always been told, that if a building is on fire, you grab nothing, and get yourself out as quickly as possible.
Going with the theme of practicality, the exterior boxes hold basic survival supplies. The top box is made of wood, which can quickly untied by pulling the string, contains first aid supplies like bandages, CPR masks, and burn gel. The bottom box, made of metal, holds food and a water bottle.
The main compartment of this backpack was designed to contain the design objects I hold most dear such as an old drafting portfolio from my grandfather and my laptop. In reality though, this wooden backpack would not withstand the intense heat of a fire and alludes to my belief that saving material objects is not worth sacrificing your life.

Wood, metal furnishings, leather straps, rope, and found objects

December 2015.

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BFA Alumni

Major: Graphic Design

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

Becky Lynn Tochterman is a graphic designer born and trained in Maine. With an interest in packaging and technology, she works to integrate a sense of touch into her choice of materials. Her focus is studying how two dimensional design can come to fruition in three dimensional space. Her love of working with her hands has pushed her to work with form and how text and image translate both on and off screen. This ongoing study into the world of physical and digital design is what continues to draw Becky into the field of graphic design.