Americana; finger bowl and decanter is my first foray into political art, by its nature this work is the most contrary to my usual objectives, because ultimately I am making a statement. Although my hope is that the statement is not initially self-evident. I believe in subtlety, and you catch more people with honey than with vinegar. There is a blending of elements from three diverse cultures, the image/ text, the forms and the ritual, presenting my proposal. This work began with two elements the image, which was compelling to me, and the idea of washing ones hands clean.