Monday, November 9, 2009

Earth Tomb - Art


Earth Tomb is an explosive piece that evokes an apocalyptic destruction of our planet by an all-consuming fire. In this painting, the planet is reduced to a cloud of gray smoke, portrayed as a gray region in the center of the painting, the borders marked by curving, thick black lines. Along the explosion’s edge, vibrant red “hot spots” appear like miniature explosions that continue to occur after the initial explosion that marked the transformation of the planet into a large cloud of smoke.
The destruction of the planet by nuclear bombs has been a concern for decades, since the first nuclear bomb was tested. The destructive power of an atomic bomb has captivated mankind, producing an equal measure of fear and awe at man’s power to destroy. The dangers of these weapons have been well documented, yet these dangerous bombs continue to proliferate from nation to nation. Earth Tomb examines the dangers that our planet faces, illustrating the potential consequences of nuclear proliferation.

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