I collected the shoes from the studio last week and was excited to see how these would come out. I took them back to the office and carefully cut where the silicone had spilled over the tops of them and then peeled away the sides. It took quite a lot of pulling but the first one popped out leaving an absolutely beautiful ghostly image of itself. I was so happy at how it looked. It was funny because as I was doing it, I just kept thinking about everyone who had seen me making this piece saying ‘my gran’ or ‘my mum’ or ‘I remember those’. They have become a sign of rememberance for many people so it seems.
After I’d pulled the shoes out I was really happy with how the piece had turned out. I also produced a clear base so the shoes will be like a ‘bubble’. I will be creating a frame to go round them to hold them together. I instantly emailed the participant some photographs of the object who was really pleased with the outcome of the pieces. She said it was truly amazing and was delighted I could have used her story. We are meeting up this week so I can show her and get her opinion on the next stage of the process… A sort of evaluation of progress and a co production meeting.