Smear (La Cucaracha)
ice cream, drawing paper, chocolate
dimensions variable

This piece was an interactive performance for the exhibition Land Grab. During the opening, exhibition viewers were able to purchase ice cream from Kada El-Frih, proprietor of El Kader Ice Cream (Baltimore, MD). While he worked, his truck played “La Cucaracha” in iconic ice cream truck chime. Every so often, an individual received a free cone that Mr. El-Frih used to make a drawing by smearing the cone over the drawing paper. The resulting cone was squished and adorned with a chocolate cockroach and the drawings were displayed in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.