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IMG_0414Finished Footwear


Sup Readers,

Short post as I’m quite behind on my blog right now so going to put some work in tonight and get back on track.

This week we had the Textiles/Fashion section of the course (by far my favourite) our premise for the project was based on apocalyptic scenarios and the items and clothing that the human race would be using in those situations.

Cue instant images of Kevin Costner’s Waterworld and many zombie films!

I ended up basing my idea on a sort of Neo 18th century future cowboy (thats a tongue twister) living of the plains and going back to the use of old techniques and what would these scavengers use on there feet? Boots, Trainers?


Prototype made out of balsa, wire and foam board.

I settle on a Knights boot with a more tribal mid-section so wrapped rope and suede lining it couldn’t really support the weight as the frame was very week so it ended up looking a bit rubbish.


Wrapped with Mesh and String

I coated the final version with an Ink wash to give it an aged and worn out affect and i still have not managed to get any decent photos of the shoe in use but i will put up what i have finished so you can get an idea.


Finished shoe with added laces

Thanks for reading!

Kind Regards




Cardboard Shoe

Alright dudes,

For this weeks project i was placed in the fine art rotation and our project brief was based on “Trace” and how we interpreted it ourselves

I started messing around with some practice projects using some of the materials from the induction weeks Survival Craft. I searched around through a few groups for some choice pieces of artwork and crafted a little stiletto out of cardboard, string and glue.

I then begun to brainstorm the overall project that i wanted to produce i already had a few ideas from the get go! I went through things such as Time, growth and decay, speed and marks. I originally wanted to do some long exposure shots with sneakers as they would leave a trace behind but i found working a camera that was not my iPhone for the first time very confusing!

I settled on Marks for the project and the trace that runners would leave on the floor while running, i suppose you could reference back to Jackson Pollock but i did not actually use him in my research.

I wanted a sneaker with a very distinct sole so i picked a Flyknit Racer i then dipped the shoe in standard acrylic paint and smeared it on a page of A2.


Finished Smear Painting

I had to turn this into my own curated area of the studio so i thought it would be a great idea to create a 3D piece as i had already seen a few students in the class using plaster to create some great art.

I used a new algae based moulding mixture to copy the sole and then i dripped paint on it to show a physical rendition of the paintings. If i had more time i would of positioned the sculpture upright and had the paint dripping down onto the podium but considering i got all this done in two days it turned out great!


Final piece 


Again Thanks for taking time to read,

Kind Regards