Kärlek Backpacks

David Saracco

David Saracco
David Saracco


Kärlek: Hi David! Tell us a bit about yourself!

DS:  Hi, I'm David! 

I started my artistic career at 15 when I apprenticed as a jewelry designer at Jewelers Row in Philadelphia.  Later, I went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for Filmmaking but was always interested in painting.  About 10 years ago I started painting regularly. What I love about painting is that there is always something new to learn.
Kärlek: What was the inspiration behind your art?

DS: The Karlek backpack is an excellent tote for artists and art students.  I decided to do a painting incorporating many of the art conventions the art student will encounter.  There is a painting within a painting, a landscape and a self-portrait,  a sculpture on a pedestal, in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead style.


Kärlek: Love it! :-) So, which mediums did you use and what made you choose them?

DS: For this backpack I started with using an acrylic gesso as a base for the painting and then used acrylic paints, including metallic gold acrylics for the frame.  I paint in either oils or acrylic.  I chose acrylic due to the fast drying times.

Kärlek: What did you enjoy most about using a Kärlek backpack as your canvas?

DS: I like exploring different surfaces to paint on and this was really interesting.  I really like the texture of the bags.


Kärlek: Do you have any tips or thoughts to share about your experience?

DS: Just be creative.  It's a lot of fun to be able to wear and carry your art around with you. 


You can see more of David's work on his Website: saraccoarts.com