Shoes are the format used to explore cultural, social, and personal politics of identity as well as investigate the aesthetics of beauty, and discern the mystique of desire.
For centuries, people have been captivated by the enigmatic allure of shoes and pushed their creations far beyond a utilitarian covering of one’s foot. Nichols’ shoes can be fragile and tentative yet they have the power of fetishistic objects. They can be misshaped, elongated, or deformed and yet be seductively beautiful. They can be bizarre, cruel, or glamorous with utilitarian and sensuous materials or colors that illicit a visceral response.
Whatever their venue they evoke desire, indulgence and decadence along with the
fantasy and hope of transformation.