Walk This Way
Paper, metal, shoes
25.5 x11.5 cms
FOR SALE: £35 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
This work explores the relationship between female footwear and movement (the places they can or can’t take you). The map is of hills and streams in Exmoor placed carefully on strategic stress areas where you foot presses on the sandal. Suggesting that they are supporting your foot as you walk. The kitten heels are pierced and joined together with wire, suggesting their reframed status as jewellery rather than something to walk in. The wire however links one sandal to the other suggesting shackles. Begging the question, can these sandals take you where you want to go? Are we kept within a certain place or area defined by our/society norms of female footwear? Can the wrong footwear affect your life path? They are designed to be viewed placed on a flat surface one on top of the other.
This piece of work was made for an exhibition is Scarborough that will be part of Coastival 2017. It was commissioned with outdated maps donated from Ordnance Survey. Over 100 artists are involved in this project. My map is Exmoor 1:25 000 which then cost 95 pence (there is no date unfortunately). www.facebook.com/jenniferwestonUK/