Fiona Gardner
After World War II, American GIs returned from the Philippines bearing hand-carved shoes as gifts for their women. Each “souvenir shoe” contained a miniature scene of a hut and palm tree inside its wooden heel.

This larger-than-life version of a souvenir shoe was shot on a beach in Rhode Island. By referring to other super-sized tourist objects throughout America, the giant shoe creates a theme-park fantasy of a tropical island.