Mea Culpa, 1997

The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

This piece addresses the relationship between the cleansing of the body and the cleansing of the soul. Body parts have been cast in soap and arranged in a crucifixion pose. The continuous dripping of blue ink stains the surface of the sink in which a block of soap with the embossed text “mea culpa” is resting. The ink represents troubled consciousness, language, and guilt.


Site-Specific Installation. Mixed media: soap, ink, embossed text, faucet, sink.

Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 6 FT.

Photo credit: Rollin Marquette 

Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay.

Esperando A Goya. Muestra de Arte Español, curated by Ticio Escobar and Osvaldo Salerno.

Photo credit: Osvaldo Salerno