The Holy Act of Cleansing

Terra Cotta
21” H x 8" W x 7” D
About the Piece

I made this piece in 2008 before I was diagnosed with liver cancer. In retrospect this piece adds an even deeper appreciation of the body’s ability to rid itself of urine waste. I wonder if my body knew in 2008 that my liver was sick. At this time I had a blood test that showed a slight elevation. My doctor reassured me that the discrepancy was caused by medication I was taking. He was wrong, very wrong. On the side of this piece, gothic windows suggest the spirituality of a church, and below them are public toilets, like the ones found in Rome.


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