Sunday, 30 July 2017
Gucci Slippers and Honesty
The shower shoes lead a Cinderella style successful life. Continuing to fulfil their purpose as stoic protector ,until smitten by love at first sight, they were adopted and renamed `The Gucci Slippers` by fellow resident artist Cinga Samson. He assimilated them into the narrative scene of the installation he was composing . In their new conceptual role the artist took the former humble material, wore them underfoot and then slipped them aside , but with the addition of a golden textile symbol of status - giving them kudos and desirability. The dramatic irony being, that initially as the maker I found them a little embarrassing.