shoes belong to a dress that was made from the experience of walking
through a wood. The wood had not been visited often, so walking through
it was a journey of discovery. These shoes are not a protection but
draw the feint trail of a journey through this wood. They were made
initially from a pink nylon fabric, skeleton leaves were stuck on
and then the shoes were singed with a blow torch, sewing and embroidery
were then added to the edges of the remains in blue and silver thread.
The colours and the texture echo the dress and allude to the beauty
of the environment but also the fragility of decay and the secretive
process of metamorphosis in nature.
process of change and metamorphosis became apparent in the ritualised
way that I made the shoes. I carried them around with me in special
box and worked on them on trains, cafes, in meetings, whenever and
wherever I was sitting. Using, in particular, blanket and running
stitch, to give strength and clarity to random shapes made by the
layers of fabric and leaves. Some of the sewing was about repairing
while other aspects were about decoration, thereby allowing them to
have some sort of status as to be an accessory to the dress.
information can be found in the dresses section
and project section.