The piece is rather monumental. Upon seeing it, I was at first overwhelmed by the number of shoes on display and then taken aback by the feeling of intimacy once I learned about the project. Shiota is fascinated by the human experience over time. She collects discarded shoes - they represent past moments. Each shoe in the installation has a story written on a piece of paper and attached to it. These stories, even when one cannot read them, make the large art piece feel familiar. Shiota certainly draws of our experiences and memories of the past.
The installation, called Perspectives, will be around until June 7, 2015. If you have a chance, stop by and see it!