ShoeStories by Claudia Lynch

Dorothy Shoe (Wizard of Oz)

"If only I'd been thinking with my brain," she said, "instead of my heart, I'd have had the courage to leave this city a long time ago."


We both knew it wouldn't be easy. The road that brought us here had been dangerous, and twisted. She certainly couldn't go back the way we'd come.


"But it's home now," I said, hoping to convince her to stay. "There's no place like it."


"I'll miss it," she said, "and I'll miss you most of all."


So her mind was made up, and all I was left to remember her by was the click of her heels on the pavement.



Dorothy Shoe
Gicleé print, signed & matted — $75

Every shoe tells a story — This piece was commissioned for The CW's The Carrie Diaries (prequel to Sex and the City). They wanted to show that Carrie Bradshaw had been obsessed with shoes her entire life, so we chose 3 childhood icons for the teenager's room: The Wizard of Oz's Dorothy, The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, and Cinderella. Originally they were meant to decorate Carrie's bathroom, but when the art arrived on set it was promoted to her bedroom, where it was seen in nearly every episode.

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

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