Beaten up or pristine, understated or flashy, practical or fashionable... What do your shoes say about you?
The latest Converse ad campaign, Made by You, pictures shoes as self expression: Be yourself… your Chuck Taylors’ll show it.
What do London City Mission workers’ shoes say about them? The patch walked, the people encountered, the number of miles covered? God describes feet carrying the good news of his saving love as beautiful… Are the shoes of a missionary a welcome sight to the lonely and struggling people they visit? Is a pair of shoes chosen for practicality or looks? Do dirt or worn down heels reveal the dedication to the task of sharing Jesus’ life changing message?
'How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news' (Isaiah 52:7)
From 2nd-13th May at Husk Coffee & Creative Space, the founder of Morphe Arts, painter Ally Gordon displays his unusual group portrait of London City Missionaries… well, their shoes anyway.
These shoes represent 70 pairs of feet, walking the streets of London, going to where the least reached, marginalised and vulnerable are, and tell the story of thousands of gospel conversations.
Drop by to see the show and work out whose shoes belong to whom!
Exhibition opens 8am-6pm (Tuesdays to Fridays) and 10am-5pm (Saturdays) from 2nd-13th May
Husk Coffee & Creative Space
649-651 Commercial Road
020 7702 8802
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Here is a recording of a conversation Jo Sutton, our Communications Manager, had with Ally towards the end of last year, when he first completed the paintings in which he explains more about the project.