2018 - Ongoing
2cmx2cm Glass Slides, Slide Projector, Soot
I stand among the ashes of nuclear weaponry as the atomic light of 1945 distinctly burned into my retinas. The increase of nuclear armaments worldwide, and the ramping up of nuclear tensions between the US and North Korea harken back to the terror of my grandfather’s experience during the bombing of Hiroshima. Before he passed away from cancer when I was 9 years old, I remember him saying that day in Hiroshima was like hundreds of suns lighting up the sky. Years later, I began to express my family connection between the bomb and sun through my artmaking.
Luminesce Shadows is a series of 240 glass slides projected by three carousal projectors, 80 slides each. The images captured on the slides were formed by exposing the plates to extreme heat and causing soot to form. Then, using a brush and paint medium, I fixed the soot on the glass plates. The carousals automatically advance each slide every 30 seconds, creating an endless moving image; an imagined reenactment of the ash of Hiroshima and a future prediction of nuclear winter.
As the tension of potential nuclear war rises, many people whom live in major city such as, NYC, San Francisco, DC, Baltimore and others are always in fear of complete annihilation by atomic light. This series of work seeks to explore the possible visual result we may experience in the future of the skies covered by luminesce ashy shadows.