Shoe Art. Puma’s Freed in Their Natural Habitat…Sorta. Second City Style Fashion Blog

Fountain of 30

May 17, 2007 • Accessories


Check out this 3-D jungle made completely out of Puma sneakers by sculptural artist Federico Uribe. It took 10 months (with the help of 1 assistant) to dismantle 1,200 pairs
of Puma shoes to
build panthers, gorillas, birds, insects and their environment. "The jungle represents the
predatory condition of humans," said the Columbia-born artist, who
lives in Miami. "People destroy animals to make shoes, and I destroyed
shoes to make animals." The exhibit will open to the public May 22 at the Chelsea Art
Museum in Manhattan, where it will stay through Aug. 18. Puma plans to use some of the animals in international ad campaigns.

Source: WWD

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