Part of the project 'The Language of Feet in The Walk of Life', 2016.
In this master project Jo Cope uses both the foot and shoe as a vehicle to materialise life experiences. Cope: "It is in the act of walking that I have experienced a mesmerising state, the walk being an unconscious action between brain and body, but if we become conscious and embody the walk, we become the motion". Step after step, one foot after the other, a metaphor for life itself.
This is a study of the relationship of the foot, the shoe, the unseen and unimagined connections in non verbal language and ultimately our connection to the earth
Materials: colour baked leather, hand dyed and moulded veg tan leather, powercoated steel, lime, oak and maple wood and rubber coated nylon fibre.
© Jo Cope, photo by Nigel Essex