Taste of Victory (2023)

After finding old plastic trophies in charity shops I became interested in what they once meant to the owner and the second life they anticipated them having by donating them rather than throwing them away. There was something melancholic about these discarded trophies once cherished and now obsolete, hoping to find a new home but unlikely to retain the emotional value that they once had.

By pairing these disposable idols of victory with nostalgic foods that as adults we leave behind, I am embracing the vanitas tradition to speak to the fleeting nature of time, what is important, what changes, and what we eventually discard.