As most chicas in the early 2000’s, EVERYTHING was shoes — they were status symbols, they were the topic of so many shows, they gave you confidence, and they also broadcasted what you wanted to do be or what you wanted to be.
So when I was tasked to bring in my own still life objects for a painting class, I thought what an amazing challenge. Then after my first painting it kinda became a fixation through several of my academic projects. I explored their shapes, colors, and textures through a multitude of water-based media…and they still, although, a little cringeworthy, still showcase my love for bending space, composition, and even showcases my toe dip into typography. In many ways it shows the buddings of the designer I would later become.