Well then, this one has a long story. The shoe itself was drawn in pencil on a summer evening in 2011. Then, I covered it in gold acrylic paint and began to drop watercolour drops all over it! I was in my fun zone for sure. Then….it sat for a long time…months really, and since I always keep most of my unfinished works “in view” and ” on my mind” I was in my studio one night and it just called out to me. I grabbed my Tibetan Art book by Lokesh Chandra and began flipping through looking for something to inspire an adornment of the shoe. I found this fabulous colour and “painted frame” around some of the works in this book. The interesting pattern on the shoe was discovered on a painting of a rather disturbing looking “minister” who is ruthless to his enemies. I wonder how he would feel about me using this pattern on a shoe! Regardless, the work you see here was born. Hope you enjoy it, rifle through your art books to see what you stumble across and keep making art!