The Ballerina, Declassified

The Ballerina, Declassified, 2006

The Ballerina, Declassified, 2006
Digital painting based on a photo from the Hanford Declassified Project

Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings

A child ballerina performs at the Hanford Theater during the WWII years. Her family would have been involved, in some capacity, in the production of the plutonium used in the Fat Man bomb dropped on Nagasaki. She didn't know this. Nor did her family. They wouldn't learn what the war effort at Hanford involved until after the bombing. Not being privy to the facts, the ballerina's parents hadn't even the opportunity to make a choice as to their involvement in the creation of Fat Man, which was not only dropped on Nagasaki, it was dropped on humanity at large and the whole of the planet.

As Oppenheimer famously said:

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds...

Based on the below photo:

Talent Show Ballerina

Girl Dancing
DDRS Record Details for Record Accession Number "N1D0024930"
Accession Number N1D0024930
Document Number D-5440-NEG
Alternate Document Number D-5440-NEG
Title Description GIRL DANCING
Document Date 04-Dec-2001 Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Originally posted on my blog Aug 6 2007.

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