I started this in 2011. It hung in my studio for several years and I just finished it today by adding the fish bones. The frame is made from old floor boards from my house. The sole is from a pair of Birkenstocks that I wore in the 90’s. To my mind, there are several things happening within this piece, which mostly has to do with being grounded and with “foundation.”
In astrology, Pisces rules the feet, and feet keep us grounded and connected to the earth. Pisces is also a water sign, and contributes to creativity. Finally, the sole of the Birk reminded me of a fish trophy that should be mounted on a wall. For me, all the materials in this piece, and the imagery, speak to grounding.