Made out of crystal clear resin layered around a silicone mold of Simon Vermeulen’s demi-pointed foot, these two shoes are each separated in equal halves closing onto each other. They originated from the desire to portray the dark side and imprisonment of Cinderella’s magnificent glass slippers, 2013.
These Glass Shoes are featured in the major independent film ‘Der Untermensch’: Staged against minimalist backdrops and accompanied by a hypnotic original score, this highly cinematic contemporary dance film abstractly depicts the persecution of homosexuals at the hands of the Third Reich.
It was nominated for Best Canadian Short Film at Toronto International Film Festival’s 2013 edition and was screened in many festivals around the world, including Cannes.
For the Culture Days 2020, participants were invited to watch the Pflag Halton + Arts Milton mural being painted onsite by artist JR Marr. The mural contributes to the beautification of Downtown Milton and offers a message of pride, inclusivity, and diversity – values central to Pflag and the work they do as an LGBTQ2S support organization. According to Marr, “In much of my work I am drawn to colour, but the colours in this work are representative of pride.” Passersby are encouraged to take a photo of themselves with the work and use the hashtag #MiltonForAll.
Christian Frederiksen is a Georgian artist born in 1989 who lives and works in Calgary, Canada. He loves to experiment with new ways of creating imagery by collaborating with digital intelligence, exploring both digital and analog techniques, and delving into the unfamiliar subject matter. He often paints landscapes and studies the human form.
He studied illustration at Alberta University of the Arts, formerly Alberta College of Art and Design where he earned his BDes. He has also worked in illustration and published comics. Christian's latest project, "Take Me Home", found him traveling around Azerbaijan and collaborating with artists there to create a group exhibition.