The Bubblegum Slide is inspired by the infamous 'Clean for the Queen' campaign. The initiative asked locals to donate time to clean up litter following funding cuts to local community services. The work draws a parallel between pearls found throughout the crown jewels headwear and squashed chewing gum shapes that decorate city streets.
Bubblegum Slide is part of the Fool's Gold series. The Fool's Gold treasures see the transformation of everyday objects under the imagined lens of a 21st century midas touch. The work investigates conventionally 'valuable' materials and their characteristics in order to examine how the functionality and use value of contemporary objects might be comprimised through the dystopian pursuit for 'luxury'. Each item transformed holds particular significance in representing lived socio-economic narrative.