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"The SHOE of SALVATION" by Edward Monkton
A Hand-Pulled Silkscreen on Fine Art Paper
Limited Edition of 195
Image Size: 33.25" x 26"
Float Mounted in Transparent Box
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"We bow before the modern-day altars of consumerism. Its temples are the shops and its deities the fetish objects of high fashion. None are more iconic than the red stiletto shoe. Beauty, truth, salvation...can you find them in this new religion? At least this particular deity is polite. At least there is some response. You have a dialogue with your god. That's something."
Edward Monkton is the alter ego of Oxford University graduate, Giles Andreae. Giles began his artistic career as the creator of the successful cartoon character, Purple Ronnie. Sales of 80 million greeting cards and 5 million books have made him Britain's best-selling living poet and an icon of contemporary popular culture.
His Edward Monkton persona reveals a deeper, more philosophical approach to life and packs a much greater emotional impact.
Monkton's work is as simple as it is profound-as philosophical as it is decorative. He takes on the big subjects that have fascinated artists and writers through the centuries...love, happiness, truth, beauty, the struggle of the soul to create meaning out of life, and gives them his own unique twist. Wry humor, resonant, evocative wording and a bold, graphic visual style are the hallmarks of this wistful, playful artist/poet.