Behind The Making of INSA’s Elephant Dung Heels for Tate Modern

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 07 Apr 2010
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“Part of the excitement of making this work was finding the elephant dung and working out how to work with it!” INSA says.
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“After tracking down a willing dung donor I found out this herd of elephants at Whipsnade Zoo were the same ones that Chris Ofili had got his dung from over 15 years ago and possibly even the exact same elephant!”
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“After spending a lot of time studying Ofili’s work up close, I then got to work making a couple of prototypes.”
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“Using the same techniques of resin coating, beading and painting, I am really happy with the final outcome.”
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On display at the Tate Modern
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If you didn't catch this video of INSA talking about his experience designing the shoes, we highly recommend taking a look:

 

 

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