The Glorious Influencer
In this project I explored the uses, meaning, rituals and branding of the British Royal Family. I researched their relation to British identity and how they are used as a marketing tool to sell the idea of Britain to the rest of the world. I ended up focusing on cutlery, etiquette and more specifically, forks. I created my own Queen, named Quenella of Forkton, and made a set of over complicated forks for her to use. This is to represent how formality is prioritised over function by the Royal Family, their existence is entirely ceremonial yet their money and privilege is only used to continue to perpetuate a false image of Britain.