Other Nuclear Explorations

Argument
Argument

2012 Coal, Glass 4.5" x 2.75" x 2.75"

Wreckage
Wreckage

2012 Copper Electroplated Laser Cut Paper 18" x 18" x 4"

Wreckage, Detail
Wreckage, Detail

2012 Copper Electroplated Laser Cut Paper 18" x 18" x 4"

Hindsight  (Chernobyl)
Hindsight (Chernobyl)

2012 Laser Cut Wool Felt 120" x 96"

Hindsight (Chernobyl), Detail
Hindsight (Chernobyl), Detail

2012 Laser Cut Wool Felt 120" x 96"

Hindsight 2 (Fukushima)
Hindsight 2 (Fukushima)

2012 Laser Cut Silk Organza 36" x 24"

Hindsight 2 (Fukushima), Detail
Hindsight 2 (Fukushima), Detail

2012 Laser Cut Silk Organza 36" x 24"

Whatever
Whatever

2011 Laser Cut Mirror & Plexiglas 17" x 24"

These works explore the debate surrounding nuclear power as well as the consequences through a variety of forms.  “Argument”, a tiny replica of a nuclear cooling tower carved from coal, presents the battle between two opposing energy forces that both carry the weight of toxic radiation release that effects human and environmental health.  “Souvenir” presents a look at the consequences of this radiation release, in a model taken from a child’s genetic deformation caused by Chernobyl.  “Nostalgia” asks us to attempt to see the image of Chernobyl delicately framed in the tattered remnants of a collapsed fabric form, as fragmented as our memories.   The decorative mediates the difficulty of seeing, providing comfort as a distraction from information.