With this piece, I focused on storytelling through the use of shoes. By looking at one's shoes, I begin to imagine what type of life they may lead. In this piece, I explore how shoes can play a key role in defining one's identity. Shoes are a very important part of my own self expression. I use shoes as a way to form my own identity and therefor am careful about which shoes I wear. This project has allowed me to analyze how an image can hold meaning. This image is only part of the story because there is a before and after to every image. How often might this scene change over time? By painting this image I am celebrating and preserving this moment in time. I am painting this environment in order to bring attention to the seemingly mundane and give the viewer the opportunity to see something much greater.