Two powers speak to each other in a language of intimidation,
testing an idling engine of destruction.
08/06/45 FATMAN .21” (100 kilotons)(1 Layer) = 21 kt Yield
08/09/45 LITTLEBOY .16” (100 kilotons)(1 Layer) = 16 kt Yield
A fat man, a little boy, dwarfed by their descendants.
A fraction of an inch for Hiroshima, Nagasaki.
The earth scarred, the air radiant.
Cold algebra. A suicide pact signed across the globe.
A fight for the last word.
These two sculptures present a scale representation of every nuclear test performed by NATO the USSR and China since the conception of the nuclear age. It reveals the staggering size of destruction, but moreover, it shows the way nuclear powers posture and communicate. These were not tests, but a language spoken across the globe. As the argument grew on, so did the size of the clouds.