Signs Of Solidarity

A Public Art Project in Protest of Hate and Divisiveness

Joe Boruchow

Joe Boruchow at Frankford avenue and Hagert street

Artist Statement: “‘Awash In Effluent’ effluent |ˈefloōənt|nounliquid, waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea : the bay was contaminated with the effluent from an industrial plant. Soon after election day, as I was brainstorming ideas in my notebook, I wrote the phrase, ‘awash in effluent.’ It stuck with me because it described exactly how I felt watching the President-elect make his foul appointments and spew bellicosity and narcissism every time he opened his cloaca of a mouth or used his rectal Twitter feed. And because they are all such rich shits, I love the punning relationship between effluent and affluent. So, for my ‘Sign of Solidarity’ I wanted to show people that they are not alone in feeling ‘Awash in Effluent.’ Plus, it goes great with my previous piece, Trump Shit Bigly!”

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