Model: Vitreous china & silicone rubber, 6" x 31" x 20"
Xrays: Duratrans print, 28" x 40", 2002
Car Wash, like many buildings, acts as an effigy to human bodies. To expand upon this historical notion the plans and sections were drawn with an x-ray machine. Like human bodies, this building type consumes processes, and expels liquids. Instead of trying to hide its dirt, Car Wash uses the drippy by-products of automobile cleansing to make the building visually and metaphorically compelling as it gathers in a reflecting pool at its base.