Bigna Syz


Class of: 2026

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Leather, sewing

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Our assignment was to create a three dimensional piece, functional or decorative, that connects to a community we are a part of.

Because I love books and they connect me to the fantasy community, I wanted to make a book bag that reflects my love for the genre and that could easily fit a regular sized book. I ended up hand sewing a bag using leather. For the flap I laser cut a design and painted the sword using leather paints. On the sides I made small pieces of so called scale- mail to replicate a lot of the armour found in fantasy media.