“FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION” Photo Gallery
Color, creativity and craftsmanship are the key elements in the footwear design by Chris Francis. The UC Davis Design Museum installation “From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris Francis” celebrates the work of this visionary artisan. The exhibition showcases his work which combines global shoemaking traditions and techniques, with references to the built environment such as industrial design and brutalist architecture as well as 20th-century art movements and punk rock.
These images in this photo gallery capture various components of components of Francis’s creative process.
Running through April 23, the exhibition was co-curated by Professor Susan Taber Avila and graduate student Cristina Gomez and includes a coloring station featuring illustrations of Chris Francis’s footwear.
Photos by Katherine Hung, copyright UC Regents