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My Shoe Closet

Brooke Compson's avatar Brooke Compson

“My Shoe Closet” is a visual collection of twenty-three drawings of shoes that I’ve owned in my lifetime. Twenty-two pairs are drawn with nothing more than a graphite pencil, with the exception of one. The high heeled shoe is rendered in both colored pencils and graphite, accentuating my femininity. The last space in my shoe closet remains empty, symbolizing the irony of my love for being barefoot. The shoes people wear can give you unique insight into their lives. The way a shoe is worn can tell a person’s weight, the way they walk, and the shape of their feet. The majority of these shoes are stereotypically either dual gender, or considered “men’s” shoes. As you view each shoe in my closet, you’ll see that some are made for specific events, weather, terrain and style: evidence that shoes can reveal daily activities and the makeup of a person. This piece, this series of shoes, signifies the versatility that I embody as a result of having the “best of both worlds” by being a tomboy.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1"
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Width: 4.5'
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 6'