Insa + Elephant shit = Big ass heels….

As part of the “Bring the Noise’ events at Tate Britain, INSA was invited to produce a piece of work in response to Chris Ofili’s current retrospective exhibition. He produced two: a piece entitled “Only God and You Can Judge Me (Jumbo Edition)” and a pair of 10” platform high heels made from elephant dung, entitled “Anything goes when it comes to (s)hoes….”

To produce these insane 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. As a nod to their shared influences, INSA‘s work is entitled ‘Anything goes when it comes to (s)hoes…” a play on a lyric from the classic Big Daddy Kane track ‘Pimpin Ain’t Easy” which is referenced in numerous Chris Ofili paintings.

Having checked out both these new pieces  myself at the Insaland studio I can tell you its gonna be worth a peep for sure. More on the project and Insa HERE