Red Shoes In

Helena Wilsen - Saunders

Woking, United Kingdom

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A digitally enhanced image of one of two acrylic paintings of my red ‘Dorothy’ shoes. The shoes are too impossibly high and glittery to wear but are beautiful to look at and paint! Inspirational footwear.
There is something so iconically sexy and feminine about red shoes.

I found this lovely quote from the IMDb page for the film ‘The Red Shoes’.
[Describing the ballet of the Red Shoes]
Boris Lermontov: “The Ballet of The Red Shoes” is from a fairy tale by Hans Andersen. It is the story of a young girl who is devoured with an ambition to attend a dance in a pair of Red Shoes. She gets the shoes and goes to the dance. For a time, all goes well and she is very happy. At the end of the evening she is tired and wants to go home, but the Red Shoes are not tired. In fact, the Red Shoes are never tired. They dance her out into the street, they dance her over the mountains and valleys, through fields and forests, through night and day. Time rushes by, love rushes by, life rushes by, but the Red Shoes go on.

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