About Sally King Design
I started my journey of art and design studying fine art and fashion design at art school. I remember seeing surrealist works of art when I was quite young and it made me realise that the world didn’t have to be just what we saw but could be manipulated and shaped into wondrous works of art and design. I also enjoy calligraphy, illuminated lettering a small sample of which can be seen on my Scribe Shoe. Pyrography is also an interest of mine.
People often ask me where I get my ideas from..... They can appear from anywhere. A cathedral (Stained Glass Slipper). A boat (All at Sea). A book, I designed a Victorian style boot (Rêver) inspired by The Night Circus a book by Erin Morgenstern. Cobwebs (Gossamer Slipper) and the list goes on as I always say you are only limited by your imagination.
Why high heels? I liked the idea and challenge of weaving designs into high heels they are definitely a difficult and challenging object to transfer any ideas to. The angles are very severe and because of this the subject matter chosen is not always a viable option, but persevere we must and so I produced a collection of possible and seemingly impossible shoe designs but always with the potential of actually being a usable piece of footwear.
I do favour the unusual or unexpected in art, two of my favourite artists are Philip Jackson well known for his beautiful sculptures and Michael Cheval his works are a wonderful game of the imagination. I digress, going back to the unusual, that is how the shoe designs started. I wanted to create something that you would not expect to see using a combination of objects and surroundings that would not normally be associated with shoes. My motto is always think outside the box or better still do away with the box!
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