Mixed Media > Wash

ethnic cleansing, soap sculpture, ceramic, text, CNC carving, otherness, belonging, ethnic slurs, racial slurs, refugees, life raft,
Ceramic soap dish, handmade soap, metal
6’ x 30’ x 7” installation

Initially, the Dictionary of Slang and Wikipedia were the main the sources of the words and meanings selected for the installation. In the decades since its conception, the lexicon of derogatory language—sampled in the list on above—and its prevalence in spoken word and print has only grown more pervasive through the immediacy of electronic and digital media. Thus, the conception remains, unfortunately, relevant, and the installation itself has grown with the addition of the latest slang and hate speech which continues in viral fashion to infect public discourse.