Acrylic on flipflop
11 x 14 in
Mariah Reading's - Flipping Out - features acrylic on a flipflop that was found near the Emerald Pools Trail, Zion National Park based in Southern Paiute and Pueblos Lands, Utah. The limited closed edition series includes twenty-five 11x14" cold press signed prints with 1/2" white border.
Mariah spent the month of September, 2018 at the Grotto cabin in Zion National Park as the Artist in Residence. Zion is the 3rd most visited park in the NPS, with an 8 miles stretch of road to cram 4 million people, there is bound to be litter. By the end of my time in Zion I found upwards of 30 pairs of shoes left behind near the start of the Narrows- discarded after being filled with sand, drenched or broken.
Painting on shoes has always offered a literal perspective on the idea of a human footprint. My time spent in Zion involved reflecting upon steps that I can personally take to better improve myself as a sustainable human on Earth.
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