Elephant Dung Shoes by Insa

These high heels, made from elephant dung, are part of a new art exhibit at the Tate Britain. Created by UK artist and designer INSA, the shoes will be included in a larger exhibition of work where several artists respond to Chris Ofili’s controversial The Holy Virgin Mary made from elephant dung.

These high heels, made from elephant dung, are part of a new art exhibit at the Tate Britain. Created by UK artist and designer INSA, the shoes will be included in a larger exhibition of work where several artists respond to Chris Ofili’s controversial The Holy Virgin Mary made from elephant dung.

However, INSA was not only interested in experimenting and integrating this material into his work but also was concerned with teaching himself how to work with a medium that at first may seem inappropriate.

“INSA retraced the footsteps Chris Ofili made over 15 years ago and sourced dung from the same family of elephants that produced the dung used in Chris’s infamous paintings of the nineties,” explains the press release.

The ten inch (25.4cm) shoes, entitled “Anything comes when it comes to (s)hoes…” are on display at the Bring The Noise exhibit at the Tate Britain from March 14th to March 21st, 2010. [Insaland via DesignBoom]

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