Aww Myat May

Little Stellar Shoes

Class of: 2027

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Shoe Making Through Laser Lab

Prompt: In this shoe project, students had to design a shoe using sustainable and natural materials, as well as a laser cutter.

The Little Stellar shoe is composed of sustainable and natural materials like wood and cotton to create a functional and practical shoe. The cotton fabric used was torn away from a canvas frame and was lazer cut into a shoe template I designed on Illustrator. The entire project is made from scratch, with every component and detail made intentional to fit my personal aesthetic. At first, I was skeptical of making a shoe, knowing how much it was out of my comfort zone. However, I stopped overthinking and simply allowed my creativity to flow. Challenging myself into this project and allowing myself to make mistakes helped open my creative avenues.