George Klauba
U.S.S. Indianapolis
2011
acrylic on panel
24" x 18"
After delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. I compare the nightmare that followed to Christ's agony. The ship is shown ascending, encircled by a crown of thorns that symbolizes the frenzy of shark attacks that decimated the survivors in the bloody sea.
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