Model for a colossal photo-sculpture based on the first nano-second of the atomic age. Built by Kerry Moore.
All of my experimental work is about art and the photographic image. My videos try to be a hybrid form using conventions from still photography and motion pictures. My proposals for colossal paintings attempt to create paintings using the type merged images found in film dissolves. The photo-sculpture proposals on this page are virtual constructions of pubic art works made with video and photographic imagery. Of course none of these will ever be realized. These Photo-Sculptures are an exercise in imaginary art making.
Improvement to the World War II Monument proposes the addition of my model of the first few nano-seconds of the atomic era. This remarkably edgeless Neo-Classical monument needs something unexpected and meaningful.
Celebrants with Atomic Blast proposes a sculpture with an atomic blast form and celebrants based on my Pensacola video be installed in the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Picasso Replacement Photo-Sculpture suggests removing the famous Picasso sculpture with an image of a stone impression from a dying victim in Pompeii. The Picasso sculpture should be moved to an African American neighborhood.
Maya Burial Photo-Sculpture is based on an exhibition in the Anthropology Museum in Guatemala City. This scaled up version should be installed at the great Maya temple city of Tikal.
Homage to Value Voters proposes that 3-D models of the snake-handlers I recorded in north Georgia be installed in the pool outside of the capitol.
The next series of triptychs are proposals to construct statues based on Civil War photographs to be installed at Stone Mountain, Georgia, home to a colossal relief of confederate heroes. These realistic depictions of the Civil War could disabuse southerners of some of their romantic delusions about the that brutal conflict. But this will only happen in a parallel universe.
I'm also proposing that several Harold Edgerton high shutter speed photographs be converted in public art works.
The last series of proposals is based on photographs from the Manhattan Project. I'd like to see these photo-sculptures installed around Washington as a reminder of the scientific effort that made war unthinkable.