Artwork > Nerves on Fire: Reflections on WWII

U.S.S. Indianapolis, 2011

U.S.S. Indianapolis
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.