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alison swan: shoes, spoons and other vessels

Alison Swan‘s porcelain shoes reflect her love of discarded and found objects that have developed rich patinas only achieved by age or wear.  Swan explains, “The worn, scarred or damaged surfaces of such objects bear testament to their use and give rise to imagined histories.”

There is something about shoes that I find endearing which might seem odd since I don’t like to wear them; I don’t like to buy them; I kinda don’t like shoes as an article of clothing at all.  However, shoes-as-art make my heart race just a little. Shoes carry our bodies – our bodies carry our creative spirit; vessels within a vessel, moving us along this fascinating journey.  THIS I can relate to.   More daMuse posts about  shoe-art here.




Swan also crafts more traditional vessels – I was particularly drawn to the spoons made from twigs and porcelain.  More here.



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