Homeless in Vancouver: Found a right foot and it’s a corker!

As Doctor Watson’s colleague would say, the game is afoot.

Some apartment dweller in Fairview threw out a re-creation of a human foot, painstaking modeled from sliced-up wine corks. Really. Wine corks! The photos do not do it justice.

The mysterious case of the cork foot

Stanley Q. Woodvine

Who, I asked myself, would have the cunning, the skill…the necessary amount of free time to create such a devilishly clever thing? Some sort of “Moriarty” of podiatry, surely.

The mystery isn’t such a mystery when you realize the garbage bins in question serve an apartment building known to house at least two art school students.

This pair have committed “art” before and it’s a fair bet this foot represents more of their handiwork.

Unfortunately, identifying the likely suspects doesn’t bring us any closer towards establishing motive. Why a foot—and a right foot to boot—and why wine corks?

Given the alleged perpetrators, the answer is probably “Why not.”

It’s also unclear who the foot is meant to belong to: a dry white person, a full-bodied red, or a sassy rosé

Stanley Q. Woodvine
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