Golden Shoes

Clizia Zepparelli

Behind the vision of shoes is the human being who always walks towards the future or towards an uncertain destination, but always concentrating on the earthly self. And it is the perfect synthesis that unites this impetus between the clay of matter and the gold of the form expressed in an all-female symbolism, the son of the Italian culture from which the artist comes that originates from the millennial history, fashion, beauty. This pieces of art is a limited edition, it exists another 7 pieces only.

A unique piece, created by Clizia. This Project was created using the
casting technique,at first the creation of the shape on a plaster mold using white
Terracotta. After carving and finishing the Shoe, it is left to dry using a procedure at first using an electric oven to reach 1020 degrees for the duration of 8/10 hours. 

In the second phase the Shoe is painted with a specialchemical\metallic compound inspired by an ancient technique of the 8th century discovered by the Arabs and later personalized by the artist who provides a second firing in an electric over at 935/940 degrees. At the time of cooling at around 750 degrees a special mix that contains alcohol is introduced using a special opening in the oven,that consumes what is left of the Oxygen inside the oven triggering a chemical reaction for which the Shoe gains its luminescent.

NOTE: The image shown is a close up image of the Painting. The 2nd image shows the full painting, with the following images showcasing closeups of the artwork, detailing the work done by the artist.

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