The Daily Prompt today is about Shoes and walking. Here is a pair of shoes, which tell a story goes against some established values. I included a little paragraph which explains what I had in mind when I created the piece.
The absurd Barbie-pink stilettos made of paper can provide no support. Stability is out of the question. They are as desperate as the hope of their wearer and as fragile as her confidence. Her acute self-consciousness, is suggested by the mirror reflecting her every step.
This is a piece about hope, loneliness, insecurity and a forlorn desire to fit in a world where appearances matter more than substance. Although the wearer of the pink stilettos is not visible, she is intensely present.
Blind Date was first shown in an exhibition loosely themed around Love to coincide with Valentine’s Day.
I strongly dislike Valentine’s Day, not only for its ugly commercialism. I dislike it because it is smug and insensitive to all the lonely people out there. The management distributing red roses to all girls on the floor (so that the ugly ones also get something) only makes it worse. And no, I am not a frustrated single middle aged woman. Quite the opposite – I am a happy middle aged woman, who feels loved 24/7. Just that Valentine’s Day has nothing to do with love.