Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Dorothy's Ruby Slippers" Oil - 24x24

I painted these iconic red slippers from the movie Wizard of Oz for my show "These Shoes Are Made For Talking: Every Pair Tells A Story"

Dorothy’s house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East.  Glenda the Good Witch of the North magically puts the dead woman’s ruby slippers on Dorothy’s feet to protect her from the witch’s vengeful sister, the Wicked Witch of the West.  And so, Judy Garland dances her way through the classic movie The Wizard of Oz.  It is speculated at a least six or seven pairs of the final design were made.  It is theorized that Dorothy wore one primary pair during the shooting.  This may be the pair known as “the People’s Shoes”, available for public viewing at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.