Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017

 

 

“Ethereal Shoes” is an installation of sculptural shoes climbing towards a window.

This exhibit is an attempt to rewrite a short section of the history of Turkish shoes. I used patterns similar to shoes worn during the 19th and 20th Century Ottoman Empire and added imaginary embellishments. The shoes are made of copper, brass, stainless steel, monel and aluminum together with materials I have gathered from around the world. The embellishment materials include fabric, crystals, pearls, metal thread, fibers, feathers, wire and mizuhiki strings.

 “Ethereal Shoes” is an installation of sculptural shoes in a dream like walk from the past to the present.