Licorice Shoes are based on two specific memories the artist recalls from his childhood: the black giant wingtip oxfords his father wore to the office every day and the crock of black licorice his grandmother kept in her kitchen. Blending these two sources with humor and spectacle, Yoder comments on the wonderment, fears and unwritten rules that form our domestic environment and our behavior within it. Licorice Shoes transcend the pop references of Oldenburg-esque sculptures to explore more intimate realms of memory and desire (Karen Witty, The Wall Street Journal 2004).
Material: licorice, silicone & styrofoam
Size: 32 x 31 x 87 inches
© Andy Yoder