Little Boy Prayer Wheel
Aluminum drum, automotive paint, steel, electric motor, DVD player, DV projector, video recording, speakers
45″ × 52″ × 28″
The physical similarities of the first nuclear device dropped on the city of Hiroshima and the traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel to ritually empower prayers are conflated. This co-mingling of opposing human impulses lives together as bomb becomes prayer wheel spinning to Tibetan chants, while the video images of nuclear plumes are bathed in pure water.