ARTWORK > Playing With Fire

Watercolor woodblock (mokuhanga)
11" x 17" (28 x 43 cm)

Shapes derived from four video stills of a North Korean missile launch.

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
–Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad-Gita, 16 Jul 1945

“I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.”
–Ronald Reagan, 23 Mar 1983

“Will someone from [Kim Jong Un's] depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
–Donald Trump, 2 Jan 2018