The structural ornamentation on these boots
is a figurative interpretation of the Mandrake undergrowth of the
Minuteman National Park. An edible plant whose fruit grows beneath the
large, shady leaves, the gravity patterns are reflected in the toe bug.
The dye of the leaves was applied using an old masking technique from
architectural watercolor renderings, the veins are hand-embroidered.
are a Roper style boot, with low heels to facilitate walking. The
fiddle-waist is pegged with wood. The welt is hand sewn then each
stitch is ironed into place.