Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A sad story of a banned shoe
A large bronze-coloured sculpture of a shoe, built by artist Laith al-Amiri and a group of children at an orphanage, was erected a week ago in Tikrit, Iraq, and ordered removed the next day. The artist and kids spent 15 days and around $5000 building the sculpture, which was on display in the orphanage complex and was made in of honor Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist currently in prison for throwing his shoe at George Bush during a press conference in December.
Video footage of the shoe sculpture and some very adorable and proud looking children can be viewed here.