A shrunken man hanging off of the front of a woman's sandal

Title: Footfall
Date: 2013
Size: 20" X 24" (50.8cm X 60.9cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £299.00

Close up of the painting Footfall
Footfall is a painting that was created from an idea that came from my time at the Paddock Art Studios exhibition (Click here for more details).
On Monday 26th August, I met with more than 100 people overall and during a conversation that I had with Martin Bentley (who was another artist exhibiting at the Paddock) this idea of the shrunken man hanging from a shoe was born.

Close up of the painting Footfall

Martin suggested that if this guy was hanging from her shoe it could result in one of two ways.
A. He lets go and falls off or
B. He hangs on and gets squashed!

So I wanted to create a scene where either of those two scenarios could play out, so made it that he was hanging by one arm off of the front of her sandal, whilst she was walking along.

It is a little similar to the painting created back in 2011, that was displayed during the exhibition at the Paddock, titled The Life of The Shrunken Man

A group of women in high heels and a tiny man