Size - 183 x 283 cm
Named after the two nuclear bombs dropped in Japan during the second world war, this piece is a commentary on our relationship to nuclear energy and the benefits and harms it entails. It can stand alone or in a group forming a Polyptych titled "Anthropocene - The Human Paradox" along with "COMBO", "Creature Comfort" and "Rising Tide". Cutouts are included to give a window into the details that make up the piece.
Holocene was the name of the geological age in which humanity thrived and reached its full potential as a species. Since the start of the industrial revolution the impact humans have had on their environment has been so great that some scientists believe a new geological age has begun, they call it Anthropocene.
Technological development based on capitalist principles has created a human paradox where our progress can lead to our demise.
© Daniel Botelho