Paintings of Boots

These studies of  ancient worn-out shoes and industrial workers’ boots portray the corpses of once working footwear–which are  visually richer in death than in life-the ghosts of people and times past- and the passing of an age of hardship and  heavy industry.

The great beauty of very old worn leather and fragments of rusting metal, glowing in warm sunlight, evoke a lifetime of wear, toil and the individuals who once wore them, and perhaps recall the original meaning of nature mort.