The glitzy lure of the American dream is so hypnotic — image associations are strong even in the mind’s of non-Americans, like myself. I can’t resist the American flag… the stars, the red… and now it’s glitterfied in my signature way, through America’s favourite dessert—pie!
Entertainment is arguably the US’s greatest export and the political President Trump storm is no exception. Sad! This piece is not about Trump specifically though, or Ivanka (which I initially wanted after Nordstrom dropped her line) but it is more about systematic causation— the complexities of illusion in entertainment, and how America is consuming itself from the inside out.
‘NOT A TRUMP PIE’ is exhibited in Aphrodite in Kits until the end of the month. If you go and see it, take a pic. It looks different on everyone’s phone and during various times of the day.
—Process on how I did the stars, below—