Jana Charl


Wash Your Worries Away

Wash Your Worries Away

ART ADVENTURE GALLERY, MADRAS, OREGON: March 5, 2020 - September 5, 2020 

6'7" h x 3'10.5" w x 3'8" d / 2 x 1.18 x 1.12 m

A site-specific installation Wash Your Worries Away, as part of my solo exhibition Sunrise, Sunshine,
inspired by a broken water pipe that damaged the floor. I salvaged materials from the Hay Creek Ranch
dumpsite, including a wood palette, tin pail, broken pipe, rebar and nails, to build the shower. In addition,
I sewed wildflowers of plastic mesh produce bags and crocheted string onto a shower curtain. In one day
I sawed, sanded, drilled, and attached salvaged wood planks to the palette for the structure, then I
plasma-cut scrap metal and welded on nails to form the showerhead. I ended the day by crocheting
the final few circles to complete the wildflowers which I sewed on in the following days.

Pens, pencils, and pieces of paper finish the installation. As a means to engage visitors, I invite them to
participate in the work by writing down their worries and crumpling them up and throwing them into the
shower pail.

Sunrise, Sunshine exhibition video