Mixed media sculpture, Jan Jansen original shoe 1990s.
Part of Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures, 2017.
Van der Werf had experimented with horsehair before. For ‘Jan Jansen Shoe Pilon’s sculptures often evoke contradictory emotions. Some feature humanoid figures bound together and lacking features and limbs. Others depict forms wrapped in a blanket where only wings, antlers or hooves are visible. Her artwork handles power and impotence, truth and falsehood, fantasy and reality, real and unreal.