One Brown Shoe Publication

The complete archive of the artwork One Brown Shoe, available here. One hundred married couples in twelve countries responded to an instruction to each make a single brown shoe using materials found around their homes. They were asked not to discuss the project with their partners and to make their shoe in secret. The shoes…

Mark Hayward & Lenore D. Thomas

Mark Hayward / cherry wood, stain, India ink; 3.5″ x 1.5″ x 1″ Lenore D. Thomas / sewing pattern paper, wax, PVA glue, thread, Rives BFK; 12″ x 12″ x 0.125″ Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Baumann & Burkhalter

Baumann / clay, string, toothpicks; 6.5″ x 5″ x 0.25″ Burkhalter / egg carton, paint, elastic band; 7.5″ x 3.5″ x 3″ Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Gemma & Nick

Gemma / bread dough; 9.5″ x 3.75″ x 2″ Nick / paper; 7″ x 3.5″ x 2.5″ Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Susan & Tim Dreier

Susan Dreier / air-filled packing pillows, fabric, white glue; 9″ x 3″ x 7″ Tim Dreier / cardboard, nails; 11.25″ x 4.25″ x 3.75″ Glenshaw, PA, U.S.A.

Peter Daley & Heather Weston

Peter Daley / corrugated cardboard, twine, black tape; 12.5″ x 5.5″ x 5″ Heather Weston / paper shopping bag, pink gaffer tape; 13″ x 4.5″ x 8″ Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.

Carin Mincemoyer & Keny Marshall

Carin Mincemoyer / cedar and poplar wood, dried thistle, glue; 11″ x 3.5″ x 10″ Keny Marshall / pump, motor, gears, found metal objects; 11″ x 5.5″ x 13″ Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Luke Brady & Pekora Cereja

Luke Brady / wood, leather; 10.5″ x 4″ x 2″ Pekora Cereja / tissue, thread, cork, maps; 10″ x 4″ x 5″ Scandinavia

Sallie Hernandez & Alan Morrison

Sallie Hernandez / cardboard, double-sided sticky tape, ribbon; 13.5″ x 5.5″ x 4″ Alan Morrison / plastic, cardboard, duct tape, old window blind material, staples; 11″ x 4.5″ x 2.5″ North Yorkshire, U.K.

Jim Adams & Michele Adams

Jim Adams / rock, stick, hunk of wood, pencil, latex paint; 13″ x 5.25″ x 6″ Michele Adams / clay; 7″ x 3.5″ x 5″ Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.

Elmer Craig & Jane Seyler

Elmer Craig / horseshoe, straw, ribbon, glue, raffia; 7″ x 10″ x 6″ Jane Seyler / plastic wine glass, cardboard, paper, glue, feathers, button, leather strap, buckle; 9.5″ x 3″ x 6″ Richmond, KY, U.S.A.

Jen Sondheim & Ray Illian

Jen Sondheim / brown yarn leftover from scarf; 5″ x 3″ x 4″ Ray Illian / cardboard from shipping box; 8.5″ x 3″ x 4″ Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

Jessica Taylor Taraski & Adam Shepard

Jessica Taylor Taraski / cardboard, tempura paint, buttons, glue; 9.5″ x 1″ x 5″ Adam Shepard / cardboard, staples, Scotch tape, electrical tape; 11″ x 5″ x 4.5″ Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.

Elly Fisher & Andrew Fisher

Elly Fisher / cloth, sewing thread, leather cord; 10.5″ x 4.5″ x 3.5″ Andrew Fisher / store-bought shoe (leather, plastic sole); 12″ x 4.5″ x 4″ Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Ro & Nik

Ro / felt, cotton thread; 4.5″ x 2″ x 1″ Nik / paper shopping bag, corrugated cardboard from old box, double-sided tape; 10.5″ x 4″ x 0.25″ New Zealand

Daniel Beaulieu & Claire Didier

Daniel Beaulieu / fresh leaves from our house and yard, red thread; 9″ x 5.5″ x 3″ Claire Didier / grocery receipts, catalog page, Scotch tape; 8.5″ x 2.5″ x 5.5″ Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Chantal Deeble & Terry Jackson

Chantal Deeble / cardboard, wine cork; 3″ x 1″ x 2″ Terry Jackson / cardboard, cloth tape; 20.5″ x 7″ x 6″ Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.

Lily Wolf & Dale Inglett

Lily Wolf / cotton yarn; 4″ x 2″ x 2″ Dale Inglett / cardboard, metal screws; 12″ x 4″ x 4.5″ Alfred, NY, U.S.A.

Jill Miller & Eric Paulos

Jill Miller / leftover spaghetti & grilled cheese sandwich crust, hot glue, wax paper; 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 1″ Eric Paulos / Stereolithography CAD code to produce model of brown shoe on 3D fabrication machine, ink, paper; 9″ x 11″ x 1.5″ Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.