Part Two from the fabulous Killer Heels, The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe Exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum running through December 13, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Part One is here.
These shoes were designed in response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The shoes are covered with flowers of a plant that is known to absorb radioactive material in the soil. As the person wearing them walks, seeds contained in the high heel are mechanically planted in the ground.
If shoes could kill.
Beaded canvas and rubber high tops.
Sustainable and natural materials make up these heels, which the artist describes as “existing on the boundary between clothing and art object.”
The raised sole was reintroduced in the 1930s. These sandals were eventually associated with Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz after she sang “Over the Rainbow.”
More to come in Part Three…