Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2009
I really find these deconstructed heels by artist Sara Hubbs to be truly stunning. Not simply recycled or upcycled but a whole new take on the materiality and inner bones of the accessories that we pave our fashion psyches with. Sara is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and completed an MFA at The George Washington University prior to moving to New York. She is an artist in resident of Lumenhouse studios in Brooklyn, NY.
The artist states: The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground - Buddha
"My work investigates muted and unseen spaces, looking to dirt, use and accumulation as points of visual contact with the world. I am interested in utilizing discarded materials to create a collaged space of actions, memories, stories, and desire."
"In working with shoes, a language of repeated shapes and imagery creates an active archive of form, use, and meaning. The process of dismantling the shoes opens the subtle and uncertain remnants of narrative into something else and the work moves between personal and collective ways in which we define, and extract meaning."
*above images courtesy of artist Sara Hubbs