CUSTOM SKATES - ANDIAcryla-guache on leather.
This work is part of the ongoing Slayrmoon project that collides the world and visual language of vide magmas with a real-world subculture in which Gemma has found her real-world ‘girl-gang’; roller skating. Slayrmoon is her skating alter-ego, like a combined mega-tron of Vide Magmas, manifested in designed objects that continue to overlay the imagined and the digital with the physical and the ‘real’.
These custom painted roller skate boots were commisioned by fellow Melbourne skater and friend Andidextris. Andi wore her first pair of roller skates at age 5 and then dedicated the entire 1980’s to the art of figure skating, competing in figures, freeskating and dance. She now enjoys being part of the skate community and sharing her knowledge and skills to inspired skaters. Find Andi on instagram here @andidextris. These custom skates feature the distinct visual language of Gemma’s practice, depicting a snake and whale picked for their symbolism in relation to Andi’s skating identity.
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