MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND SHOES
Shoes take us places we do and don't want to go. This exhibit considers the shoes we choose, given the choice, and how they transform the ways in which we inhabit public and personal spaces.
When I was four, my mother put her old shoes in my closet so I could play dress-up and one day my dad came into my room unexpectedly, thereby invading my private fantasies. Legend has it that I slapped him on his thigh and there were, shall we say, repercussions. I remember standing in front of the closet mirror crying, enraged that high heels did not an independent lady make.
Set in New York, Lisbon, France, Rome and Malta, all of these women’s shoes have been worn by me, although I admit ‘Night Walk Along The Sea Wall’ was embellished a tad by fantasy.
The painterly quality of these photographs is an un-premeditated comfort zone with deep-rooted artistic influences; specifically the chiaroscuro of Rembrandt and Caravaggio, whose work actually seemed pop to me as a child.
Architecture in MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND SHOES represents my unconscious mind re-dreaming events in ancient and contemporary urban settings. It is because of this dream echo that the title contains the word ‘songs.’