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Art of the Day: Saturday April 26, 2008

Kinky Boots

- by Tina Marie Ferguson

This week's theme: Feet

We put up with a lot of aches and pains. When something hurts, we take something - or not, for the pain and generally go about our day. It is often unpleasant and uncomfortable but we can function and generally feel pretty much ourselves. But the feet... ah, the feet. The bearer of our weight. Our personal transportation devices. We shove them into wonderful but cruel shoes. We run, jump, kick, twirl and shuffle; often subjecting them to pounds of pressure per square inch that seem impossible for the body to handle. Feet are the foundation of our structure and so intrinsic to so much of what we do. When the feet aren't happy - we aren't happy.


Art: Kinky Boots by Artist Tina Marie Ferguson
“Kinky Boots” is the title of this piece. It is a tribute to the 60’s song “These Boots are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra. The canvas measures 12 inches square and is approximately 1 and 5/8 inches deep. The painting wraps around the edges, so there is no need for a frame. This piece is highly textured and has many layers of papers and paint. Lyrics from the song are pasted into the collage along with the zebra print boots. The background is a blue circular print divided into quadrants and outlined in black. There are yellow starbursts throughout and the cutout words are also on a golden yellow paper. The boots are coated with Liquitex glossy in contrast to the rest which is a matte finish. So the entire piece is coated for protection. This one of a kind painting collage is my entry in the Nibblefest Art Contest, a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month. This month's theme is Groovy 60’s.

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Detail Image for art Kinky Boots

Detail Image for art Kinky Boots

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