these shoes will make you fly
(Number 1 -3)
Leather, rubber, feathers, cotton
Individual Shoes 15 x 5 x 9 in. (38.1 x 12.7 x 22.86 cm) Installation dimensions vary
These shoes will make you fly. A quote that will turn out to be a lie. Advertising sent via passenger pigeon from Phil Knight through Jordan to TV. Nike was the goddess of victory. She had wings, and delivered things. We buy, try, and realize. Rubber and soles turn to rubbish with holes. Made in factories overseas, real assembly line of fake dreams. Just Do it. Do Just It. Do Justice. The power lines drift across time. Lower the stratosphere, and open your eyes. Built on the backs of you and me. I need a workmen’s boot for my two feet.
In Greek mythology, god of artisans and craftsmen, Hephaestus, made a pair of talarias for Hermes. These winged shoes aided Hermes in moving freely from worlds of mortals, and the divine. The sculpture, These Shoes Will Make You Fly, embodies ancient myths with modern day consumerism, rooted in pop culture.