ShoeStories by Claudia Lynch

Black Widow Spider Shoe

I was dying to lose myself in those legs.


It would be too easy to be lured into her web of lies, so for the time being I was keeping as much distance between us as possible. She'd gotten rid of three husbands already. Maybe four. I didn't see a way to prove it yet, and I had a feeling it might be better for me if I never did.



Black Widow Spider Shoe
Gicleé print, signed & matted — $75

Every shoe tells a story — This was originally going to be just the spider (notice the subtle red hourglass on the inside of the heel; that's how you can tell a spider is a black widow) on the shoe, but as I was working on it, it just seemed way too monochromatic and plain. That's how I thought of including the fly. "Come into my parlor..."


I made this shoe as an entry for a show with an insect theme that I didn't even end up getting into. Sigh.

"I'm proud to be represented in more downstairs powder rooms than any other living artist!"  — Claudia Lynch

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