28 Feb '18, 7pm

Jyn Waye’s hand-painted Air Force 1s belong in the MoMA. https://t.co/tHNGGxmNK5

Jyn Waye knows a thing or two about turning nostalgia into art. The Oregon-based artist finds inspiration in hallowed works like Sailor Moon and Hayoi Miyazaki's beautiful opus Spirited Away , 90s video games like Sonic the Hedgehog, all while using a fucking cool canvas: a crisp pair of white Air Force 1s. I first saw Waye's work while deep in an Instagram k-hole and her gorgeous paintings of my favorite teenage cosmic superheroes Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars, pictured above, took my breath away and made me feel like I was in the iconic anime myself. ADVERTISEMENT Each Air Force 1 is painstakingly hand-painted — that's right, paint — and she's insanely talented at it. In an interview with V Files , Waye spoke about how the sneaker painting came about, and like all natural talents, she effortlessly fell into it . "For as long as I can remember, I painted skateboard decks an...

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