My name is Eli Childers and I’m a local visual artist in the Jackson Ms area. I work with lots of different mediums and on several different surfaces, but here lately I’ve really enjoyed doing paintings on Converse shoes. I just think there’s something really custom about painting something that people wear. Our eyes are automatically drawn in.
Shoes get us where we are going, much like art, so of course it seemed only natural. I’ve been personally blessed to outfit my own daughters with some custom Chuck Taylor’s. On these specific Converse Black High Top Shields (top of the page), I wanted to do something really clean but also kinda surreal - so I put some ghost wings on them. Something really dressed down but also like, “whoa, that’s abrupt and cool!” You can own this pair, size 10, for $100 - available only at Swell-O-Phonic.