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Atomic Reaction

Susan Supper's avatar Susan Supper

I have grown up in the age of television. Cartoons were more than entertainment for me, they served as a strict moral compass. Astro Boy, known as Tetsuwan (Mighty Atom) to the Japanese, is particularly intriguing. He's an atomic powered robot child, created by Osamu Tezuka in 1951, just six years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Astro Boy is a crime fighting innocent, a vision of advanced technology and dreams of the future, where the power of the atom is used for good. Rather than fear atomic power, the Japanese were awed, and embraced it. In this series I used familiar, relatable imagery to create symbolic explorations of different societal dilemmas, with the Mighty Atom to the rescue.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Width: 7 Feet Each
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 3 Feet Each