Cristina Guitian - The Jaws of Chance

All competition is underlined by three universal elements - natural ability, experience and chance.

Mixed media and found objects. This unique pair of Nikes explores the essence of competition and victory. All competition is underlined by three universal elements - natural ability, experience and chance. At any point in time, it is their precise combination that allows one athlete to conquer all others.

'The Jaws of Chance' appropriates the speed and strength of the young deer, mixed with the bittersweet memories of an entire life. Natural ability meets the experience of both previous victory and underwhelming performance, underlined by the cruel bite of Chance.

Worn together, victory is only ever a few steps away.

Photography: Manuel Vazquez
Text: Zoltan Csaki

Cristina Guitian