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Peace and Transformation Mandalas
Flowers. Not Bombs
I began by taking the image of one bomb, Truckee, and embedding it into Mandala like images made from elements of my paintings, films and photo-based works.

Very little conscious thought went into this process. Instead, the images created a life of their own.


The butterfly in the images flew into my studio one day and spent three hours on the windowsill. I considered it a fortunate visitor and incorporated it into the mandalas.

Truckee, 210 kilograms, dropped at 5:27 am on the 9th of June, 1962, on Christmas Island