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So Fresh & So Clean

Shinique’s hands holding book open

About the Project

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.



Shinique Smith was born January 9, 1971, in Baltimore MD, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



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