Visual artist Miriam Cabessa has collaborated with footwear designer Yael Herman to produce a limited edition of hand-painted Oxford shoes and Niels clogs.
Miriam Cabessa’s paintings are reminiscent of seismographs: made through very controlled body movements without the use of a brush, they trace Cabessa’s own breathing patterns. Her collaboration with Yael Herman and her choice to paint directly on leather constitute a natural and playful extension of her art practice. The slowed-down motion of her painting process stands in sharp contrast with our average walking pace. By becoming wearable objects, Cabessa’s “action paintings” are thrown back into perpetual motion. The resulting shoes are highly comfortable, providing the body with an enhanced sense of stability and balance.