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Tea Petrovic is an artist and designer whose interest focuses mostly on shoes.

From her early years she was fascinated with the work of Russian sculptor Naum Gabo and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Tea took the main inspirations of both artists for her graduate project which resulted in the exhibition of a hand-made shoes collection.

She wanted to achive an expressive, structural and constructed in detail shoe, and the result was the astonishment of viewers. She simply wanted to present her shoes as the object of art.
Worth – mentioning is her experimenting with high – heels. It has very strong explanation following the words of Bernard Figueroa saying: "There is so much space between a woman’s heel and the floor that one can use’’. That is what exactly she tried to accomplish using this space as much as possible. Design is based on the exploration of new high heel shapes, resulting in numerous variations of their basic form. To underline their sculptural form, the shoes are kept white, which on the other hand emphasises the artistic language, present in the entire collection.

The stunning results are divided into three categories:

Architectual Shoes

The architectural group refers to the constructions and architecture of Santiago Calatrava with an accent on detail. These high heels are sculptural figures which dominate and determine the form of a shoe.
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Linear Constructions

Linear constructions –are inspired by Naum Gabo and they represent the idea of levity, transparency and complex structure.
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Wings - Variations

The final group of the collection is a fusion of the first two categories. Wings/variations – are steered around the tendency for natural, organic shapes, compact forms and distinct sculptural and architectural details. The whole concept is based on monocoque form.
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