01 September 2011

Joana Vasconcelos - Marilyn's Perspective


Outside the exhibition at Pavillion Bosio you'll find Joana Vasconcelos' high heeled shoe inspired by Marilyn Monroe and made entirely of stainless steel saucepans and lids. This enormous shoe rather messes up our idea of perspective, don't you think...

To see how others around the world have interpreted today's theme of 'perspective' please click here to view thumbnails for all participants.


14 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Oh, Marilyn! Were her feet really THAT big? Quite a foot hugging perspective! Bravo, Jilly!

Alex Went said...

Looks great in b/w - and I like the close-up too Jilly!

nathalie said...

A very old perspective on women: good cook, good looking, that's all that's asked of her. I'm not sure I enjoy the message...

Great find anyway, and great photo :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is certainly a different perspective of pots and pans as well as shoes.

It might also be a different perspective on the traditional view that a woman's place is in the kitchen, although my view is that a woman's place is where ever she wants to be.

Also, I express no opinion on whether high heels are liberating or confining. I don't wear them nor try to influence or encourage anyone to wear them, so I am unqualified to express an opinion.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Certainly a piece of art that stirs up the critical juices and lively conversation! For that reason alone it is living art! It even seems oddly placed! More lively conversation I expect from that thought! I love its challenge!

JM said...

How cool to see Joana's "Marilyn" (shoe) on your blog! Do you know her work? I'm a big fan of hers. www.joanavasconcelos.com
Great interpretation on the theme, Jilly.

Halcyon said...

What a perspective! I sort of like this piece of work. :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

if you wear those kind of heels, I doubt you spend much time at the oven

Steffe said...

Wow, that is a bit different.

Gailsman said...

I guess there must be a few chefs out there that can't do any cooking now that all their pans have been used for this piece of art.

color printing said...

That is a very unique and excellent concept. I am impressed on how the saucepans and stuff were pieced together to make a wonderful shoe! I love it and I guess Marilyn Monroe would be fascinated when she sees it.

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, I've never seen anything quite like that.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jilly!
I was there last week! Did you see my comment in the guest book? ;-)) I thought maybe the artist doesn't like cooking, so she built the shoe out of her saucepans!

Barbara from Germany

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is quite some awesome art!

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