Weekly art websites: art for your feet
Tuesday 21 September 2010
This week's selection of websites looks at artists who have used shoes as inspiration for their work and sites that will help you create your own shoe art.
Jethro Haynes - http://www.jethrohaynes.com/
London-based illustrator and sculptor Jethro Haynes is best known for his shoe dioramas - artworks that transform shoes into miniature worlds.
Federico Uribe - http://www.federicouribe.com/
Federico Uribe is a Colombian artist that literally paints with shoe laces. Uribe created an entire forest filled with animals made from recycled shoes for a large-scale installation called Human Nature.
Brian Jungen - http://www.catrionajeffries.com/b_b_jungen_works.html
Vancouver-based artist Brian Jungen is famous for his sculptures that transform Nike's Air Jordan sneakers into Aboriginal-style masks.
Gabriel Dishaw - http://www.gabrieldishaw.com/index.html
Using just pieces of junk (like discarded circuit boards, computer chips, metal, woods and plastics), Gabriel Dishaw creates customized "sneaker sculptures."
Sneaker Customization - http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/feature/sneaker-customizing/
Sneaker Freaker Magazine has put together two helpful guides that will show you step-by-step how to customize your own shoes.
Ian's Shoelace Site - http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm
This website is dedicated to the art of shoelace tying, from unique and arty ways to lace your shoes to how to tie a "balanced" knot.
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