Gumboots4Peace by June Perkins 2006
We had moved to the Cassowary Coast, land of a big golden gumboot.
I went to an exhibition in the city sometime whilst we were living there, and discovered a picture in an exhibition where an artist took his shoes for a walk like they were a pair of puppies.
They had personality.
He was fearless with his photographs.
I saw an online installation of soldiers’ shoes at a war memorial.
In my mind an idea formed, why not have gumboots that had a message of peace.
They could be installed anywhere, decorated with peace messages, or anything the artist wanted to say about peace.
Perhaps people could pose with the boots.
What fun would that be!
Everywhere I traveled I took pictures of boots calling people…
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