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In His Shoes

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are artists.”

– Sixty5
Sixty5/Purple Rain by Patrice Ginansia

Sixty5 takes vintage cobbler’s foot molds and has them painted or otherwise altered by working artists. Maker Stephan Sarkissian also paints some himself. Because the items are custom to begin with and no two are painted alike, each is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art.

The artist has this to say about how they can be used.

“Shoe forms can be used in so many different ways, as decoration pieces, to hold doors, books, to be displayed on tables or bookshelves, painted or raw, to be hang on a wall, well, the limit is the imagination.”

– Stephan Sarkissian

Sarkissian has hit upon a fascinating way to bring a bit of fashion, art, and history into a living space. I like how compact and instantly-recognizable the shoe forms are, I enjoy all the different designs, and I am really please with how affordable they are. What a stylish way to recycle something that could easily be tossed out as garbage!

You can follow Sixty5/Stephan Sarkissian on Instagram and Etsy.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “In His Shoes

  1. Art really does come in unique forms but here I’ll stick with the plain jane version.

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  2. I love the quirkiness of this repurposing. That first rainbow one is my favourite because I can still see something of the grain of the wood underneath plus I love all that vibrant colour. I also love the map one because if reminds me of the saying that “geography is best learned through the soles of your feet”. Thank you for finding all of these weird and wonderful creations.

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