Probable Poisoning. Latex paint on recycled classroom map. 2011.
America currently has 65 operating, and aging, nuclear power plants. Recently, it’s been documented that some of the buried pipes around the plants are leaking. Leaking? Nuclear waste is leaking into the subsurface of our local environments?
A few years ago I collected a dozen maps from the school building where I work, to save them from the dumpster, and this is the first large map I painted on (the latex paint bends and this map can still be rolled up for transport!). Probable Poisoning is painted atop a 60 x 60 inch map of the United States. It’s my reaction to the leaking pipes (and decaying infrastructure) found about America’s nuclear power plants. I’ve got plans to paint the other 11 maps. I think this will make a cool series of work.