Artist Leanie van der Vyer has created a pair of shoes like no other. Yes, these shoes are without a doubt ugly and quite scary. However her message is poignant and compelling. The video below is haunting and just a little uncomfortable to watch. Leanie says of the shoes they are an ‘… illustration of what lies beyond this aspirational perfection”. Which in my mind would be pain and discomfort.
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“Humans are Playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection. Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.”
What do you think of the video, of the shoes, of fashions quest for perfection.
For more on her thesis and photos click here.