After nearly 30 years I've rediscovered the high heel shoe as subject matter...above is a selection from the current collection; all measure 8" x 10" and are rendered in stencils, spray paint and solvents. Available individually or in numbers to create a fetching array!
Background: In 1982 while a 3rd year student at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC I was participating in a public art project sponsored by COLAB from New York City. A buddy found an abandoned high heel shoe and casually offered it to me. My assemblage aesthetic kicked in: I fastened the shoe to an equally abandoned cymbal stand and beheld a delightful result!
Much studio work and numerous unauthorized public street artworks evolved from that initial artistic connection. Good times ensued: good associations, good connotations, notoriety...easy to digress!
Not to re-live the past but surprised to find myself re-visiting the imagery...with some different styles! I was looking for work to follow up some stencil based valentines I was able to find venues for; thinking about seasonal subject matter I threw the high heel shoes into the mix of spring flowers, sports references, seashells, autumn leaves, snowflakes and stars...never got past the shoes!
Stay tuned for more on the subject!