Five Point Star

wall installation of prints

A variable dimension wall piece incorporating 6 archival prints. It’s a dig into the binding, colonial and commercial ties between the US, Philippines, Mexico, China and Spain, as well as a celebration of the pleasures of flinging shoes as a political/poetic gesture.

The prints are best installed in a pentagram format: its occult associations correlate to the occult relationship between these nations, as well as the 5-point star’s connections to patriotism, militarism, faith, celebrity, and power. The light spots beneath each of the shoe-throwers are also the triangles that comprise the 5 points of the star.