1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you are aware of an environmental art project that’s been in the making for three years:  One Step at a Time Shoe Exhibition.

Shoe Mosaic - Midnight Sun
Shoe Mosaic – Midnight Sun
Cleaning up the coast one step at a time
Cleaning up the coast one step at a time

On June 11, 2014, we had the official opening and now the exhibition is on display at Once Upon a Dream Gallery and Gift Shop from now until August 16, 2014.

Here’s a little glimpse into the process of collecting, sorting, drying and creating art from shoes and boots – all collected from the North Cape Shores!

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shoes sorted, stacked and waiting to be turned into art
shoes sorted, stacked and waiting to be turned into art

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Hopefully, this exhibition will help raise awareness about ocean pollution, as well funds to rent boats and remove dangerous plastics from a beach or two!

27 thoughts on “1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!

  1. Wow, it’s really awesome what you made from all these shoes. I really would like to see the exhibition but I’ll don’t go to Norway this summer. Good luck and many happy visitors!
    Ha en flott dag. 😉

    1. I’ll be sharing more photos at the end of the exhibition. Looking forward to showing all the different artwork that’s been created with the shoes.

    1. Thank you. I am also fascinated by the stories each shoe could tell – journeys, dreams, mysteries, adventures and every day life from unknown places. I’m looking forward to following your blog and being inspired. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you. Now I have a goal to collect 10,000 plastic bottle caps from the beaches and turn them into art. And I’m still making artwork from the shoes.

      1. 🙂 Believe it or not, on some of the North Cape beaches, where the ocean currents are strong, we can find a few hundred in no time at all. This past summer my family collected 400 in a half hour. Crazy!

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