Dr Martens – Lighten Up, 2016

In 2015 I had embroidered a tiny pair of DMs into one of my self potraits so I was buzzing when this project came about! I, alongside some other artists, musicians and poets were commissioned to make something inspired by their new product the DMs Lite. I enjoyed the challenge of creating depth in shoe that is mostly black, by combining one dark grey thread with one black thread i was able to achieve a really great texture and an impression of light. The idea behind this piece was how distressing it is to be told to lighten up about things, whether that’s when dealing with street harassment or when suffering with mental illness.