Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mpls Art: bike ride and Bronze Shoes

Along the Midtown Greenway there is a series of benches with bronzed shoes stuck on them. The official theme of the public art project by Greg Ingraham and Teri Kwant is Personal Journeys. Each pair of shoes come with a question and represent a theme. We didn't know about the themes or even ponder the questions much. We just wanted to know, will they fit?

Taran and the Work Boots
Answer: These did not fit. They are half filled with bronze on the inside. However, someone did plant a pretty little flower in one boot. It was not doing well on this day.

Calvin with Clogs
Answer: They fit perfect! He's ready for tulips and windmills and lederhosen!

Enoch in Moccasins
Answer: They only half fit. No dancing with wolves for Enoch.

Great Graffiti Wall
Along the ride is a large building the has obviously allowed graffiti artists to practice their craft. The picture is lousy because I took it while pedaling/pulling three children down the bike way but it's quite a site in person.

Me in High Heels
Answer: Art imitates life. I don't wear them in real life, they don't fit in art.

Willa in High Heels
Answer: In a few more years.

Willa and the Button Up Heels
Answer: Darling! How do we get them home?

Emma in Birkenstock Clogs
Answer: They're okay. Honestly, birks are ugly even in bronze, but without the hippie comfort.

Taran trying on High Tops
Answer: Not at all!

Emma in the Flip Flops and the end

Answer: Just Right!


Reuben said...

This is great! It sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun on those bikes. Also, I love how you're posting more often now that your computer is broken than before.

Jen said...

Your posts always make me miss Minneapolis and all the fun/free stuff to do! This must have been last year sometime... You can't have leaves on the trees yet, can you? I thought there was still snow on the ground!

Jen said...

I just read on in your blog and realize why it looks so green and warm. It WAS last year! Hope your computer is fixed soon :)

Melanie said...

What a fun day! Did you know that we want to be just like you when we grow up? Its true.

Katie said...

Hi Lisa, I love that you're posting more often too.

These shoes are great, where are they exactly? They look like a whole lotta fun.