Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Atomic Bomb Drawings

Most of these drawings were done while I was at graduate school at the University of Washington. I have always been both fascinated and horrified by nuclear bombs. These drawings are all graphite on paper, and they certainly contrast with the previous work that I've posted. I feel like I just did them for myself, and didn't quite know what to do with them. I came upon them recently, and decided to post them. The contrast between how beautiful some of these images are, and the horrible reality of what they depict is rather unsettling. Since 1945, The United States has tested over 1,000 atomic bombs on our soil. We have also been so kind as to let the United Kingdom test 24 atomic bombs here.

Trinity 1945 (first test by the U.S.)

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