Sunday, March 18, 2007

Shoestories Exhibition: New Orleans

Illustrator and costume designer Claudia Lynch likes to personalise her shoes by painting them with human attributes such as a blond ponytail tied with a pink ribbon, a lace-up red bustier with a sassy peak of cleavage and pairs them with short stories to give their personalities, context. Her exhibition, ShoeStories has 28 water colours and will be on view at the George Long Gallery on Magazine Street in New Orleans throughout March. Her witty narratives are filled with puns and clever innuendo and bring the shoes to life. The shoes are a merging of Lynch's two professional pursuits: graphic design (she did some of the Andy Warhol recreations in the movie "Factory Girl"); and costume design.

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