Title: Halcyon Nights - 2020
Collection: 300 years of Shoes
Garment: The lost left shoe of a 21st century woman
Materials: FSC accredited paper tablecloth, quilling paper strips, tissue paper, embroidery thread, card
This piece is inspired by the style of shoe known as the stiletto and by a lone male kingfisher at the moment of diving when he cracks the water. High heel shoes originally had a male association as they were created to help men keep their feet in their horses’ stirrups.
This piece is also inspired by the fact that, whilst the point of a single high heel appears fragile, it can exert an impact on the ground that is 15 times that of an elephant’s foot.
Background photograph of water ribbles on Epson Luster photographic paper 255gsm by Ray Sullivan