"now i am become death, the destroyer of worlds," 2012-2017
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds" is a hand-drawn animation that explores the realities of living in the nuclear age. The title comes from J. Robert Oppenheimer's thoughts on witnessing the world's first nuclear test in 1945 - he is quoted later as saying this line from the Bhagavad Gita (verse 32, chapter 11) came to mind. The animation was created from over 2500 ink and watercolor paintings on aged newsprint and Duralar. See select excerpts below.