Part of Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures, original wooden last by Jan Jansen, 2018.
Verstegen has developed a group of woodcuts for ‘Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures’. They all derive from a single source of inspiration – Jan Jansen’s shoes. To ensure he understood the shoe, Verstegen took it apart completely and started rebuilding it piece by piece. In doing so, he created a visual image with the last and his own interpretation. He let himself be inspired by different elements such as patches of leather and parts of the original pattern. In his mind, he asked himself several questions: who wears these shoes? Where are they going? What road are they taking and what feeling accompanies that?