Junk Art Nike Air Max+ 2011 by Gabriel Dishaw
If you’re as old as me you will remember how at one point in time Nike Air Max ruled the sneaker world. My favorite one’s were Nike Air Max 95′s, they cost around $140 and they were well worth it. But we are not here to talk about me, I would like to introduce you to Gabriel Dishaw, the man behind “Junk Art Nike Air Max+ 2011″ project. Being inspired by junk art since the ninth grade, Gabriel has never looked back as he continues expressing him self creatively by sculpting objects out of old used computer parts. Being a shoe collector who currently owns about two hundred pairs of shoes, it is no surprise that he decided to sculpt a sneaker. The Air Max 2011 is his 19th shoe out of 50 sculptures he has done.
In an interview he did with Freshnessmag.com he gives the reasons behind his drive… “I guess, I hope that my art starts to create a dialogue and hopefully inspires others that this tech doesn’t need to end up in a landfill. That creativity is part of the solution. We live in a very disposable world where we don’t think twice about chucking out that year old cell phone or laptop. Its going to take some real creativity to find solutions for this stuff. I’m just trying to do my part. I love the updates to the Air Max 2011 the upper is so much more streamlined than the previous models. The web like upper and the very unique mid-sole makes this a killer shoe. This was part of the appeal of sculpting this shoe, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but was going to take me out of my comfort zone and challenge me to rethink my process.”
Sounds his goals are already being met as I am inspired. Thank you Gabriel. Check out his website for more samples of his work…