The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for thousands of years in various cultures and religions around the world, including in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. In Sanskrit, the word swastika means 'well-being', 'good fortune' or 'auspiciousness'. The symbol was also used by many Native American tribes, as well as by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In the early 20th century, the swastika became a popular symbol of good luck and prosperity in Western culture, appearing on products such as Coca-Cola and Lucky Strike cigarettes. However, the swastika's association with the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler's regime during World War II has since overshadowed its previous uses. The Nazi Party adopted the swastika as its official emblem in 1920 and used it extensively in its propaganda, as well as on flags, uniforms, and other symbols of the regime. This association has led to the swastika being widely considered a symbol of hate, racism, and genocide. Sizzling Swastika was a floor installation made of seeds. The project was inspired by the good swastika. The installation was meant to evoke a connection with the 'hero war pigeons' and the symbol.