Theda Sandiford: Emotional Baggage Carts


On April 30th, 2022, the world unites in celebration of sculpture during the 8th annual International Sculpture Day!

Sky Garden Gallery invites you to play with Theda Sandiford’s Emotional Baggage Carts. Interact with the cart and leave behind any emotional baggage you are carrying.


Power Puff with Black Racing Stripes

Power Puff, Black Racing Stripe Baggage Cart

  • Theda Sandiford
  • Bike reflectors, paracord, Fresh Direct bag yarn, doggie poop bags, plastic newspaper bags and plastic grocery bags woven on gold spray painted recovered shopping cart.
  •  36 x 40 x 24 in
  • 2021

Joy is a form of resistance.

We all carry emotional baggage Naturally; these manifests differently for each of us. Some of us push shopping carts of pain and bitterness while some of us just have a backpack.
I carry a lifetime of racial trauma.

Being alive means having the capacity to carry past experiences and learn from them. But there’s a point when this baggage becomes too much. Carrying too much emotional baggage can literally stop us from being open to new experiences, intimacy and growth.

How we choose to handle our baggage makes a difference. We have the choice to let it define us or to let it go and move forward.

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The Great Resignation: Baggage Cart

  • Theda Sandiford
  • Vintage silk ties and leather belts, paracord, black zip ties & ribbon, LED strip lights, mesh on recycled commercial fishing net and gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart
  • 42 x 25 x 46 in
  • 2022