Created By: Tammy Rea
Artist: Charles O’Neil
About: O’Neil started making sculptures of shoes after he was approached by Stuart Weitzman at the Buyers Market of America in Philadelphia. Weitzman is a renowned shoe designer, and he asked O’Neil to create wire shoes for his corporate art collection. (he commissions a sculpture from a different artist every year).This particular shoe was commissioned by the Sculpture Forest as a gift to Barb Bolin, the principal and dean of The Haliburton School of The Arts for 35 years. “Fire and Ice: A Really Big Shoe” is a much larger version of the one O’Neil created for Weitzman, because of this,” The “Fire and Ice” comes from the way the glass beads glow in sunlight.
Materials: Steel rods, stainless steel wiring and large fire glazed beads from the Czech Republic and faceted clear beads from China.
This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail