Authenticity in Naivety
(Homage to Counterfeit)

Counterfeit sneaker, red pushpins, found objects, 2016. 

My first sneaker and subsequent obsession with Nike and their branding ironically started with counterfeit goods. I was 15 and couldn’t afford the real thing but simultaneously wouldn’t believe these shoes were fake. Referencing aesthetics of 3D scanning and printing this homage acts as a manifestation of brand authenticity through counterfeit reproduction.