Mixed media sculpture, 2017. Part of Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures, Jan Jansen original shoes 1990s.
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.