Hurt / Heart (2013)
This project was focused on physical / psychological struggles against pain. Titled 'Hurt / Heart', as in two different vocabularies signifying two separate meanings but somehow make us think external / internal beings of human, closely linked to each other.
Research was taken starting from the history and structures of braces, the devices used to modify deformed body for medical purposes - to pictures of injuries, ancient tales about 'heart', and so on.
The shoes are made mainly from vegetable tan leather using wet-mould technique. Surfaces of the shoes are padded with cosmetics for texture, and the heels are carefully hand-carven from wood.
* Pleiades is happy to lend the samples for shootings / collaborations etc.
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