This Artist Uses a Silk Shoe Canvas to Create Hand-Painted Artworks

By: Ady Floyd - Feb 23, 2016
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Chinese artist Peng Wei uses a shoe canvas as the background for creating authentic hand-painted portraits and artworks. More specifically, each canvas is actually a silk shoe resembling a ballet slipper, which adds to the dainty and intricate aesthetic of each piece of art.

Wei has been working on this project titled 'Good Things Come into Pairs,' which presents "classical Chinese paintings within the traditional materials." The idea behind this project was to use silk slippers, which are a traditional Chinese sign for beauty while creating modern artworks to question ideas of femininity. Wei says that "We need perfection, but the meaning of life lies in love, not in perfection."

The use of a silk shoe canvas is a highly unique way for this artist to present original designs and inciting displays of creativity and personal expression.