Never Mind The Gap

Alanis Lux

Part of the graduation collection ‘Never Mind The Gap’, 5 pairs of shoes, 4th year SASK, d’Academie Beeld Sint-Niklaas in Belgium, 2020.

Inspired by Gothic architecture in terms of shapes and details, by selected traditional Scottish tartans in terms of colour and pattern and by Japanese Kintsugi which is as much a refined craft of artful repair as it represents the philosophy of accepting and cherishing the imperfect for its story and individual beauty. Never Mind The Gap: ‘There is beauty in the broken – in wear and tear, in a crack, in a scar, in the imperfect that makes an object or a person unique.’

A couple of red lines emerged to be followed a bit further, architectural themes, the transition from 2D to 3D in layered constructions, working with wood and cork fabric.

Photo by Charlotte Visser.

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