Cruel Shoes

Cruel Shoes

Artist: Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Title: Cruel Shoes

Attribution: Cruel Shoes, 2015, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Year: 2015

Materials: mixed media with handmade paper (cotton, tissue paper, acrylics, sharps)

Dimensions: 12”w x 7”h x 10”h

Image Statement: I’ve spent a lifetime trying to squeeze my oversize feet into diminutive and fashionable high heels. This has resulted in minor deformities and painful podiatry issues. These shoes are a self-portrait. They represent my inability to resist buying a stylish pair of stilettos marked ‘on sale’ or ‘size 11,’ no matter how impractical and uncomfortable they may be.