Gwen Murphy transforms old shoes into unique characters with scary faces.
The artist uses clay and acrylic paint to give each recycled shoe its own personality and facial expression.
This might be the creepiest posting I’ve seen here.
Dec 5th, 2010
innovative… but too frightening for me!
I will never sleep soundly again.
I agree. This series is extremely disturbing. I am now inclined to burn old shoes.
I used to think about this when I’d put on my shoes as a kid… but rather than the idea that the shoe is eating my foot, I always felt sorry that I was stuffing my foot in its mouth. Twisted childhood. I know.
Dec 6th, 2010
Art of Concept
That’s just weird! As art OK though, I believe they are not to be used…
Well, I suppose it gives new meaning to the tongue of a shoe… And it definitely adds some soul… *Ba donk tssss*
It is creepy but I like it
I just found what nightmares are made of
uhmm… WTF ?
I can see these ideas being used as part of the set design for a Tim Burton film.
I have to lock the door to my shoes every night from now on. Thank you very much! Cool idea though :)
soooooooooo cool, but scary
Love the ballet flats one!
Doesn’t it remind of some old cartoon in the 80-90’s, something like a Shoe Village and the characters were shoes…??? It’s “shoe people” i think, not sure…but it was less creepier than those of course,hi,hi,hi…
I just pooped a little…
Disturbing and creepy
lol this is so hillarious! i dont find it creep at all lol i love the creativity it would be good if they were totting or ripped and looked bloody or gory tho lol these are amazin
One thing for sure….. they all got long faces…. ahahhaa…
Wonderfull very original weird but exciting work. As a maskmaker myself I do know how difficult it is to find something not being done a hundred times.
The carving is so detailed! i love these, but I must agree with everyone on the creepy part
These are very unique shoes, I love them!
Putting my feet into those…uh. I don’t think so.
i would collect all of them :D but thats just me
LolaPallooza - Are you thinking of the shoe from the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” that got put into the dip?
Dec 8th, 2010
@ Jun: haha, your joke was totally ignored, but it made me smile :).
and im kinda scared of my sneakers now..
Dec 11th, 2010