Other Nuclear Explorations
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.