The latest sculpture by Mike Bouchet, titled The Zurich Load, is made from 80,000kg of human poop. And every bit of it comes from a waste treatment plant in Zurich, Switzerland. The brief article the The Art Newspaper goes on to explain that the sculpture will have to be burned if a buyer is found soon. It will burned as is standard procedure for human excrement in Zurich. I realize innovative, creative, unique, and provocative are important goals for most artists, and I suppose Bouchet’s sculpture accomplished many of those goals. But I am truly disheartened to know that using human waste is an acceptable strategy to reach those lofty goals.