This is an artwork I decided to paint when it became clear that women are taking jabs at me for my shoes. Everyone, except Australians (with Australian backgrounds) know that Australians dress poorly. My background is Bulgarian and Bulgarians dress well. I subconsciously did what my ancestors do and dress well, despite not being raised in the country, as I grow older that involves heels. Australian women even go so far as to say to my face “It’s not normal, you’re being weird” specifically speaking about the fact that my outfit that day had been complimented with heels. It’s essentially racism without realising there’s a cultural difference going on here.
I question why my shoes bother these women so much to have to insult me, so I painted them, and one day they will hang on someones wall with pride.
As I painted this artwork I learnt that Mars also removed the heels off the green m&m, so I painted it under mine.
This artwork is one of my hand-stretched ones, sold with hooks ready to hang and a certificate of authenticity.