Thursday, June 18, 2015

SpyGirl Visits a Shoemaker at CAFAM

Chris Francis, shoe designer, has set up his atelier inside the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
From the outside, it looks intriguing:
The metallic texture on the platforms is made up of thumbtacks! 
(photo by Ruth) 
Inside it's a fascinating jumble of shoemaking materials, tools, and antique machinery:
Sadly, Chris was on a lunch break during Ruth's and my visit.
We shall return! 
The museum has devoted its second floor to an exhibition of Chris's shoe designs. They are functional pieces of art:
"Untitled" by Chris Francis. On display at Craft and Folk Art Museum. | Photo: Courtesy of the museum.
If you love shoes and are in LA, go visit!
The exhibition and residency run through September 6, 2015.

See more images and read more here.