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Linda Briskin ::: FOOTPRINTS: A WINDOW INSTALLATION
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FootPrints is a mixed-media window installation (2019) which offered a quirky and playful complement to the mission of Rapp Optical with its focus on eyes and faces. Photographs of feet and shoes (taken in Venice, Italy), and two polyptychs (panels of four)—red shoes and blue tights—are rich with suggestive narratives.

[See the FootPrints photo series at http://lindabriskinphotography.com/FootPrints/]

The photographs were complemented by a flurry of shoes. Shoes  tossed over the cross beam above the window, a pair of iconic worn baby shoes from the 1950s, and innocent infant shoes paired with a clutter of discarded but sassy stilettos.

Objets trouvés offer a counterpoint: single kids’ shoes found on the street, and a disintegrated work boot forsaken in an old tire at Leslie Street Spit. This installation embraces abandoned and lost footwear (like the slipper in Cinderella), and shoes with import (like the ruby slippers in Wizard of Oz). These shoes evoke untold and provocative stories.

 
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