Genuine stoneware, china paint over stoneware, thrown dry; Frimkess addresses the issue of racial integration through idiosyncratic narrative. A white Uncle Sam is shown leaping through a glass window of the Watergate Hotel to meet up with three women (representing three minorities) whom he intends to marry, and with each of whom he will have one child. This allegorical scene is an instruction to get on with the "melting pot" an ideal of the 1960's and early 1970's, if America is to save itself from the violence and racism that will lead to its self-destruction. On the reverse side of the pot is a blatant depiction of the "melting pot" in action, a multiracial cocktail party in full swing.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.