Fire and Ice: A Really Big Shoe

DysART Trail

Fire and Ice: A Really Big Shoe

Haliburton, Ontario K0M, Canada

Created By: Tammy Rea

Point of Interest Details

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


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