Mixed media sculpture, 2010.

Part of the series ‘In // Sensitive’. Shoes are amongst the three-dimensional found forms onto which Marina Dempster works her contemporary translation of the pre-Columbian Huichol tradition of ‘yarn painting’. Immersed in this attentive and time-honoured process, multicultural ethnography meets haute couture as she autonomously concerns herself with issues of personal connection to one’s histories and futures by nurturing present narratives, environments, communities and cultures.

The title ‘Horny’ adjective of human states of being, speak with irony to the illusory and transient nature of self-perception and the infinite perspectives available to us.
1. of or resembling horn ie. hard and rough.
2. feeling or arousing sexual excitement.
3. having a hard calloused surface or texture.

Materials: found shoe, bees’ wax/pine resin, glass seed beads, up-cycled rabbit fur from coat and antique deer horns.

Photo’s by Marina Dempster Photography.


© 2022 Virtual Shoe Museum