Written By: Michael O’Sullivan for Washington Post



The racial subtext of Sheldon Scott’s art is subtle. For instance, not many people may know that Brazil nuts — of which the artist is using 200 to 300 pounds in his (e)merge installation — used to be widely known by a slang term incorporating the n-word. Or that the same racist slur is part of the original lyrics of a popular ditty more universally known as the ice cream truck song.

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