Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist with a peculiar wardrobe– his newest work, titled “Outliers,” uses molds of animal hooves and paws as soles for his shoes. The result is an ingenious set of footwear that leaves behind perfect imprints of natural animal tracks.
I would imagine that this would be a great prank to pull on unsuspecting passerbys, and it seems fitting that this project is located in Canada, where animal tracks can be seen in snow He also has pair of tennis shoes with human feet on the bottom, which would look perhaps even more unexpected in the snow. From Lasserre’s website:
Animal tracks are reproduced onto the soles of shoes that are worn to leave prints in urban areas, presented here at Articule, Montreal, QC.
Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.
This is almost a grown-up, hyper-realistic version of the animal track flipflops for kids that I posted last year which were meant to be worn on the beach. The integration of man-made shoe to man-made hoof/paw is very cleverly produced here, and its a bit funny that the result is a natural-looking print on the ground, as if man had never set foot in those snowy banks at all. [Via Makezine.]