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"These sculptures were a personal response to my own deeper questions about humanity; on certainty and fallibility."
— Steve Hollinger, 2006

The Atomic series of sculptures and Polaroid photographs were borne from a nearly year-long study of the atomic age, a period in history during which over 1000 atomic bomb tests were conducted on land, at sea and in the atmosphere. During this time, the most significant of scientific achievements arrived with lasting and largely unmanageable consequences.

Kwajalein, an island in the Pacific atoll, was used as a support site for Atomic testing in the 1940's and 1950's. Each sculpture in the Atomic series was largely constructed from materials developed for use military use during that era including polarizing filters, mica and original, vintage explosives boxes.