Dominic Wilcox is a British artist who creates unique and innovative objects, drawings and installations. His work has been exhibited worldwide and throughout the UK, including at this year’s major exhibition ‘The power of making’ at London’s V&A museum. Wilcox’s work moves between conceptual and material experimentation, with an ultimate aim to find surprises amongst the everyday and the banal.
His latest project, Field, is part of Global Footprint, a unique visual arts and heritage programme dedicated to celebrating Northamptonshire’s long-standing shoe and boot industry. It will feature hundreds of eco-friendly shoes with green laces appearing to grow upwards towards the light. It aims to breathe life into the simple, inanimate shoe, making a connection with nature while referencing the lives of the absent owners. Each pair of shoes can tell its own story about their owner and the journeys and places they have been together.
This field of Northamptonshire shoes represent local people, their lives and their historical connection with Northamptonshire’s shoe industry, and is a collaborative effort- the more shoes donated, the larger the field. The installation will be showcased at several surprising and unexpected locations around Northamptonshire, between now and the end of October as part of Global Footprint, a cultural Olympiad programme designed to celebrate the county’s long-standing shoe and boot industry.
Global Footprint includes a series installations and artworks on display across Northamptonshire until the end of November, as part of the London 2012 cultural Olympiad. For more information, visit www.globalfootprint.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org