Do you live near New York? Do you love metaphors in material? Are you a fashionista? A shoe-aholic?
If so, I highly recommend the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe.” Interestingly, curator Lisa Small didn’t arrange the shoes chronologically but, rather, in categories. In doing so, visitors learn historical contexts for modern inspiration. (exhibit runs until February 15)
As a writer, I didn’t just see shoes; I saw characters. One grimaced as she rubbed her bound feet. One strutted down the runway in her silver, architectural heels. One cantered alongside Mr. Tumnus in Narnia. And me? I stomped atop Horse Shoes, hand-on-hips, then swished my black velvet cape rimmed in red as I turned my back on the Demons and galloped into the forest where the fairies and elves awaited my return.
(Please excuse the poor photo quality. Shoes were behind glass in dark rooms.)
Hon, have you seen the exhibit? What did you think? Which shoe on display here is your favorite?