Emotional Baggage

By: Lisa Rosenmeier

Savannah, Georgia,

Artist Statement

The negative emotions that we carry around keep us from being our happiest and showing our true talents. In this piece, the bag represents all the emotions that weigh us down. Anger, Envy, Jealously, Fear, Greed, Sorrow, and many others. The Bluebird is often used as a symbol of happiness and joy. And the snow shows how if we hang onto our emotional baggage, we are left in a cold and miserable existence.

Lesson Plan Connection

Grade Level: High
Texts Utilized – ‘I AM NOT AN INMATE ..’ (Deena Prichep – 2014), EXCERPT FROM A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (James Joyce – 1916)
Standard: LAFS.910.RL.1.2

SEL Component: Self-Awareness

Essential Question – How do the struggles individuals face encourage them to look inward?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Meet the Artist