Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shoe Art Update


A shoe and red paint is seen on the street near the United States consulate after a demonstration organised to protest at the Israeli involvement in the conflict in Gaza, in Edinburgh, Scotland January 10, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)


I kinda got bored with the Middle Eastern Shoe Art Renaissance™ and didn't pay attention for a few days, but this one really is too good to let pass. The American Flag Chuck Taylor is an excellent touch, calling to mind Jasper Johns' flag paintings, but the rest is pure abstract expressionism in the vein of Franz Kline or Jackson Pollock. Great image!

5 comments:

Terry in Maryland said...

The sneaker has the Puerto Rican flag on it rather than the US flag. Just sayin'

Karen Zipdrive said...

A person would have to be pretty pissed to give up a vintage Chuck Taylor for the cause.

Madduane said...

yep, Puerto Rico. At first I thought TX (close), then Cuba (Closer, still no cigar... so to speak), but yep, Terry gots it right.

Lulu Maude said...

Delish, though. Love the red.

dguzman said...

Love that it's on the rough cobblestone streets too. So gritty and realistic.