HOLOCAUST DENIERS WORD SEARCH
Gouache acrylic on Lenox 100 paper
6' x 6'
This word search is comprised of 25,000 hand-painted letters compiled from hundreds of words associated with the genocides of the last two centuries such as the Holocaust, Native American, Rwandan, and Armenian massacres. The piece creates a conceptual bridge between our present moment in a time when facts are promoted as fake. It explores how we as humans select what we want to see. The ordinary word search functions in the same way: the answers are right in front of you, yet seemingly invisible.
charley friedman, copyright