Monday, April 25, 2011

'Step' - Printing Footsteps

Worn boots are actually flat linoleum surfaces to printmakers, and so I took lino tools to my old boots.

Walking around the city, I left a map of my favourite walking trails step by step.

Usually disappearing as quickly as they are printed, my footprints will last a little longer than most.

My footprints reveal both my neighbourhood and my walking pattern, and only the part of the boot that gets enough pressure will print. The rest of the image is hidden on my boot itself, and only I can read the whole story.

Lotus fold books reveal the steps as you page through. The books and the boots are stored in handmade boxes, but the boots aren't quite retired yet!