Bob Barancik


Fukushima Disaster by Bob Barancik, 2015, acrylic, inks, crayons on paper: scanned and melded digitally with news photos

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake triggered a massive tidal wave that crippled nuclear reactors in the coastal city of Fukushima, Japan. It was the worst nuclear accident and release of radioactivity since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union.

The purpose of my digital artwork, Fukushima Disaster, is to highlight the dangers of all large-scale industrial power production, not just nuclear. This image is part of a series of prints that visually explores Fukushima and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — and the beauty and fragility of our life-giving oceans.

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