Inspiration of the Week – Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota is an installation artist whose work I really enjoy as they can be quite thought provoking.

The piece that I am most interested in here in terms of my project is her piece “Over the Continents” where she joined together different shoes with red wool. 

Why I am looking at this piece in particular is because I want to look at the marks we leave behind as people and I think that what Chiharu Shiota is representing here with the shoes is human traces. The different shoes represent, to me, a wide variety of different people and what possible lives they could have.
I think she also explores similar ideas with these other pieces too.

What I like most about this artist’s work is that these installations tell some sort of story about people, their lives and who they were, without any use of faces or any sort of personifying features. 

NB – all photographs here have been taken from the artist’s site:

http://www.chiharu-shiota.com/en/
http://www.chiharu-shiota.com/en/works/

I do not own any of the pictures on this post.

Until next time
byyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Róisín -x

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