Shoe stores are actually art galleries. I highlighted one shoe in particular to showcase, how one artwork is always more aesthetically pleasing to us than others. These are the pieces we focus on, the pieces we see as true art. These are the artworks we remember, though the memories of the others linger lightly in our memory.
I wanted to expand the commentary on a shoe store being an art gallery. I took the same image from my original IVP #2 and reflected it upon itself. When I think of a quintessential art gallery, I think of pieces standing on glass surfaces. Because they are on glass, they reflect on themselves and the other pieces in the room.
My new image shows the artwork as if on a glass table, due to the reflective image. Also if you look closely, you can see 4 new shoes in the reflected surface. These represent the other art pieces in the room. Even though you find the red shoe the must beautiful piece, like in an art gallery, you can never escape the unwanted pieces around the piece you want. The unwanted pieces might be the artworks right next to it (represented by the 3 other shoes on the top row) or other artworks in the gallery (represented by the 4 new shoes in the reflected image); unwanted artworks reflect in the glass of the painting or an artwork’s glass stand.
All the artworks linger in our memory after we leave the gallery; this is also represented in my image. This is because, the 4 new shoes can be seen, they are lingering in our memory, but because we didn’t invest time to focus on these pieces the memories are not clear and strong.