It inspired me to move forward on a project I am making for an upcoming show in New York. Each of us will be making a 12x12 inch piece mounted on a canvas. In my case I plan to mount the finished work on a cradled board in order to support it properly.
I was also inspired by the many shoe pieces my friend, Rachel Edwards, has created over the years. Hers are detailed, almost journal-like. In my case, I was interested in achieving an almost-visceral response to the piece. The name of the upcoming show is "Off The Hanger", by the way.
This shoe has been cut in half, lengthwise, with a band saw (thank you, Tim!). The shoe was primed, then painted with the two colors. Nails were painted. I wrote on the shoe with a Pentel gel roller fabric pen, then used an awl to punch holes in the shoe for the nails. Once I'm finished I plan to use putty to "fill" the shoe toe prior to glueing it to the prepared board. You can imagine some of the things I have written on my shoe, right?!