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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tower of Babel

I am working on a rather realistic painting of the Nordstrom's shoe department entitled "Tower of Babel." Actually. the painting concerns itself
with identity and shopping. Women are always seeking ways to assert their identity. Because they are the passive sex, one way to assert their individuality
is through the choice of clothing and accessories they choose to wear.
Shoes in particular have morphed from a mere way to protect feet or provide transportation into a signifier of sexuality,wealth, and desirability. The sillier and more nonfunctional the shoe, the greater the symbolic implication. This is the starting point for this painting. As of now I am working on canvas. This could
change. Most specifically, I am thinking of window installations.

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