image size 13cm x 17cm (33cm x 37cm inc. mount)
Originally inspired by the story of the twelve dancing princesses, who danced at midnight and wore their shoes out every night, Kirsten’s love of collected objects is epitomized in the shoes paintings; the ultimate collection. Shoes are worn throughout life and carry the scuffs, scrapes, wear and tear as we go. A pair of shoes are a reminder of an event or a time in life, evocative and intensely personal. Carefully chosen text, images, maps and fragments of paper are collaged onto the surface before painting. Each pair of shoes tells a story, real or imagined.. sometimes secret, obvious only to the owner of the shoes.
These shoes brightened up a rainy day in Dublin. Irish stamps and recipes for Irish stew, and Irish dog breeds are collaged along with traditional embroidery patterns. Just add a crisp bottle of white wine in a delicious deli café called Fallon and Byrne.. and a whole street full of vintage shops,.. The perfect pair of shoes for whiling away an indulgent weekend in Ireland!
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