3-1/4 Views of Fukushima

"3-1/4 Views of Fukushima" - Carraher 2021

3-1/4 Views of Fukushima
February 2021.  Acrylic on wood panel. 12 x 9 in.

Hard to get a good scan of this painting, but basically it’s just two colors, ultramarine blue and pyrrole red, rolled on a wood panel with a soft brayer.

Ten years on, the several related events involved with the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including the earthquake and tsunami as well as the spread of radioactive debris in the ocean, still cause uneasiness and even nightmares for people on the West Coast.  The Pacific Ocean is a big unsteady bowl on the edges of which Japan and the Western states all sit.  Our toes are all wet with the same water.  We are neighbors, and share the same dreads.  My heart still feels for the people of Japan and all they suffered in this multifaceted disaster.

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