WITH THE HEART
OF AN ARTIST
STEP INTO THE TEN FOOTER WITH SABOTEUSE
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Saboteuse works in a replica Ten Footer workshop, sewing connections to the past with an eye toward the future.
HANDCRAFTED IN MASSACHUSETTS
BUILDING BOOTS ONE AT A TIME
Whether designed for private clients, or built to communicate ideas in a craft-based Art practice, the same care and attention translates each story into a pair of bespoke Western boots. Each pair of boots is hand-built from raw materials using traditional bootmaking techniques.
ARTIST, SCHOLAR & EDUCATOR
An artist who communicates meaning through an artisanal practice, my methodologies marry a process-driven creative practice to archival research and public engagement. I am reinventing one historical lineage of Western boot design in a 160-year-old North American tradition.
With the boots and artwork I produce, and in the context where I make it, my approach relating architecture to craft repairs a disconnect for a public who no longer understands how, where, and by whom boots are made. As a Keeper of Tradition I am duty-bound to share the knowledge I collect with a new generation of bootmakers to provoke an awareness of how footwear production profoundly affects individuals, targeted groups, the climate, and our planet.