Watercolor and guache on paper
11″ x 16″ each
TESTS is a suite of 12 watercolor studies of atmospheric nuclear bomb tests conducted by the Department of Energy in Nevada.
Modeled after JMW Turner’s beautiful watercolors of terrible storms and the romantic notion of the sublime, the works play upon the sensuous visual qualities of atom bombs, which as spectacle serve to capture a universal imagination of the modern apocalypse.
• Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
• LAWRIMORE Project, Seattle[solo exhibition]