Trip to the second hand shop to pick up some shoes ready to cast.

I felt a bit odd about picking up the shoes that will have no practical purpose.  I think it will be good for me to step away from direct personal memory – perhaps a way to work that may be easier is one that is slightly removed from myself – this may enable me to produce work in a way that is more comfortable for me.  Rather than it be my memory or object – I could comment and work with the silent memory that comes from these pre-loved, pre-used objects.  The shoes that I picked up yesterday come with their own story -one that I don’t own or know about.  It could be one I make up or allow the viewer to create their own from the visual symbol.