Melanie McClintock

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“Thing-power perhaps has the rhetorical advantage of calling to mind a childhood sense of the world as filled with all sorts of animate beings, some human, some not, some organic, some not.” (J. Bennett, 2010)

Worn:  100 Days of Shoe Decon
Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI

A material study that exposes the hidden beauty within the worn shoe. Initial research consisted of a 100-day project (2017) in which a worn shoe was dissected each day, from which a series of material swatches were extracted and a final still life was curated to reveal a snapshot of wear, weather, and time.  Later, a color palette was created for each (2019).