A Walk in Vincent's Shoes

Ceramic lace-up boots made to look realistically like leather based on Vincent Van Gogh's painting of his own boots.
Steve Glazer

Henry Ford College Foundations Art student, Sophia Hart, with her ceramics instructor, Steve Glazer, entered her piece titled "A Walk in Vincent's Shoes," to the statewide Liberal Arts Network of Development (LAND) 3D Art competition. LAND hosts an annual competition for students at all Michigan public two-year colleges, and Sophia Hart was awarded 1st place in the 3D Art category for the 2016 contest. The sculpture consists of ceramic lace-up boots made to look realistically like leather, based on Vincent Van Gogh's painting of his own boots. The jurist's comments of the piece were as follows: "Boots. Wonderful attention to detail, the stitching adds so much as does the arrangement of one boot upright, the other prone and upside down. The rough handling of the texture, indenting the surface of the clay along with the painterly application of surface color really sells the subject."

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