Artist Michael Blazy Re-Purposed Sneakers into Clever Planters

Michael Blazy's re-purposed sneakers were filled with organic matter, making a wall of "footwear and flora" at this year's Venice Art Biennale. The arrangement of sneakers was strung up in a hallowed out display case, illuminated by a purple glow which encouraged the continuous growth of the plants.

Visitors could witness the cycle of life take shape in the sneakers, as moss grew in between the laces, and through the shoe's mesh designs. The vegetation within the shoes continues to grow throughout the exhibit, representing the stages of both growth and decay. The artist responsible for this display is no stranger to using organic matter as his creative medium, as he often explores the relationship between botanical greenery, and every day life. Blazy's art never fails to reflect his environmentally conscious political agenda.