For me, art has always played some part in my life. IÕve always been connected to it in one way or another. I used to be an inventor and I would take things apart. My father always says that I have a very clever way of thinking. I make art because it has capabilities of occupying me for hours at a time combined with music or making music. This piece symbolizes a part of being in high school and how shoes are like armor for the feet. You can customize the way they look from a combination of plastics to fabrics to even things like aluminum and metal. Some of my thoughts that were put into this come from my previous brainstorming of how to attach the sole to the upper sole. Sometimes I do research on how these things are made to help with my art. The reason I make art is because it keeps me cool at times when I want to fidget. I also like to see the outcome and put my artwork on display in my house.