Wrong URL #1

Elephant dung heels

Elephant dung heels by Insa

How many times have you typed in the wrong URL when going somewhere on the net? How many times has that either landed you nowhere or somewhere icky? What if you found some cool stuff and wanted to share it?

This is a new category for this site. I find random things all the time when I’m searching for things on the internet for school, work, and this site.

A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to look at Instagram online and wasn’t paying attention when I typed in the normal URL. Somehow, I ended up on Insaland.com.

Insa sail

Insa sail

This isn’t the safest site to peruse at work, so you’ve been warned. From his site:

INSA’s world is one where art, product, graffiti, fetishism, and desire collide.

INSA is a fine artist and designer who has established himself from a graffiti background through extensive street level work and gallery shows around the world. Throughout his career, INSA has allowed himself to explore different approaches and outlets for his artistic agenda, including designing signature collections for brands such as Kangol, Kid Robot and Oki-Ni, as well as starting his own heel company ‘INSA HEELS’ (link to heels site).

He has undertaken many private commissions for clients such as Sony and Nike and was recently invited out to Sweden as one of only two British artists to help curate and sculpt the 2008/2009 ICE hotel.

I’m not sure what to tell you about my own artistic preferences because my tastes run the gamut from high brow to low brow. It’s all in good fun, though.

More information about the elephant dung heels:

Tate Britain asked INSA to produce some work in response to the artist Chris Ofili.
The first piece INSA produced were a pair of 10″ platform heels made from elephant sh*t!
Entitled “Anything comes when it comes to (s)hoes…” these shoes were displayed alongside Chris Ofilis 2010 retrospective at Tate Britain.

To produce the heels, 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. Using similar techniques and materials; beading, resin and painting, INSA pays homage to the style and significance of Ofili’s early work.

Talk about dedication, no??

The Tate Modern.


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