Melanie Hill Guion began making her Shoeshrines in 2003. Hundreds of shoes later, she is still working on getting the best likenesses she can in her portraits, and finding new and unusual ways to incorporate great junk into her designs. Melanie uses old shoes she has recycled, and each is remade into a one of a kind creation.
Each shoe is embellished with beads, glass, vintage jewelry, and/or hardware depending on what she has found most recently. The shoes are fitted with self-hanging eyehooks, or can be displayed on a shelf or table. Portraits range from musicians, religious icons, and Indian deities to tattoo flash, and folk art. The Gallery pages offer examples of many previous pieces.
Her work is available at:
Art & Invention, Nashville TN
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