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Cleanliness is Godliness

Joseph Herrick
Cleanliness is Godliness

Joseph’s piece is an interesting interpretation of the phrase “cleanliness is godliness? where he chooses to make his commentary by creating a mop. The piece is composed of a wooden handle with the mopping end made of iron. The iron portion is covered with oil paint making the mop look dark and dirty; there is also oil covering the mop as well as smeared across its base and onto the floor. This mop appears to be doing exactly the opposite of its intended purpose, which seems to say that it is irrational to try to keep everything pristine and perfect, or that godliness is intangible.