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

As viewers walk through the installation, they can refer to a list of epithets or slurs that describes the etymology, country of origin, meaning, and the year the word may first have been used. I have consulted closely with three American Linguists: Michael Paul Adams, Cecelia Cutler, and Hiram Smith, on the etymologies and usage. Their decades of research on the topic has immeasurably contributed to Wash and I’m grateful for their invaluable input.