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!

About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I run my own gallery, Once Upon a Dream Gallery and Gift Shop, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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27 Responses to 1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!

  1. .from functional to ornamental: what a creative recycling of materials!

  2. So glad you took us to the see the exhibition and it’s artists. Best wishes for every success🙂

  3. With best wishes for your goals

  4. Apu/Thorsten says:

    love your ideas!

  5. allesistgut says:

    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.😉

    • ekhaugli says:

      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.

  6. M-R says:

    Amazing and impressive ! The one that’s framed in white is really terrific !

  7. ecoarta says:

    Excelent! Very nice!

  8. mariayarri says:

    En fantastisk återvinning ! … // Maria🙂

  9. MotleyPrints says:

    I adore the creative recycling. I also like how the pictures help provoke thought. Makes me wonder the story of the previous owner of each shoe.

    • ekhaugli says:

      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!

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