If last week’s toothy concrete and bronze sculpture locked up your temporomandibular joints, well chew on this! Presenting: The Apex Predator Shoes by London-based Fantich and Young.
The shoes: Savile Row Oxfords. The size: UK 15. The damage: 1050 teeth. The explanation: “Apex predators are predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of their food chain.” I guess that makes me an “apex blogger”? I kid…
Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young have been working together on conceptual art projects since 2008. Their work “addresses parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world. Nature as model or nature as threat.”
Fantich and Young made the Apex Predator Shoes in 2010. In 2011, they fashioned a matching Savile Row suit out of human hair, glass eyes, and more teeth. Last month they tweeted about the shoes, and the powers that run the Internet have been sharing them up every since. Pretty rad, huh? I only wish Fantich and Young had colored the soles pink, so I could have made a “gumshoes” pun. But that’s just me. Click through for a few more snaps of the shoes.