Shoestring design

These low/no budget renderings of classic branded sports footwear perfectly exemplify how, even in this simplified state, they retain their visual power.


Once again Gekko juxtaposes the iconic content of the objects themselves and the means used to make them.  It is clearly the desire of the artist to offer an alternative (second) life to items destined for destruction. 


On this occasion tin cans are fashioned into artworks; demonstrating how readily one can symbolise these objects succinctly. In utilising these articles of mass consumption to produce works of art, the artist is, in fact, paying homage to these objects that have become cult symbols for the masses.