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“I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”
J. Robert Oppenheimer Trinity, 1945
I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed… A few people cried… Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, ”Now I am become death the destroyer of worlds.”
I suppose we all thought that. One way or another.
In watching this video of the physicist Robert Oppenheimer I was very moved. He seemed to suffer greatly over his invention which became a tool of mass destruction. I included using the video projected over my sculpture "Oppenheimers Tears" in honor and dedication to the great physicist.
This photograph is one in a series of pieces of a paper mural that was on the wall of a vintage copper merry-go-round building on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy it disappeared. Luckily the beautiful building remains. My photos are all that remain of various pieces of artwork around town. A piece of a steel grate was put under the frame.