Parisian artist Christophe Guinet (aka Monsieur Plant) imaginatively transformed iconic Nike sneakers into gardens featuring a plethora of organic materials. The Just Grow It! project–a play on Nike's “Just Do It!” slogan–combines Guinet's love of plants and his fascination with all things relating to urban culture. In developing this earthy venture, the artist's main goal was to bridge the gap between consumerism and Mother Nature. With this in mind, Monsieur Plant hopes to prove that nature's beauty and strength reigns supreme in a world filled with industrialism.
In his growing collection, Guinet features a variety of earthy footwear. One rustic shoe is made of soil and earth, with a tree blossoming outward from the footwear's interior, while another features a vibrant arrangement of effervescent flowers. No matter what the resourceful design, every sneaker garden is consists of raw, natural materials that were mindfully collected with a creative purpose. Because of this compassionate technique, each work of shoe art reminds viewers that the natural world is essential when it comes to sustaining the creative spirit of the human race.