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Shinique Smith – So Fresh & So Clean

Shinique Smith’s best-known works may be her colorful bales of discarded clothing, or the graffiti-meets-calligraphy forms that jump from the wall to the floor. Perhaps less discussed, but clearly present throughout her art, is a thread of meditation and Zen philosophy. For her 2006 Create Change project, Shinique created a small artist book– spilling her inner-workings onto pages left behind for her neighbors to collect. If meditation requires us to empty our minds of all thoughts, Shinique’s small tract shows us the fallout.

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