Nuclear Family Shelter
Digital painting, 2009
What every nuclear bomb shelter needs a magic vacuum
A new painting for the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project series, this one showing a cozy nuclear family bomb shelter, with my addition of Kirby, a Japanese character who protects Dream Land with its ability to inhale creatures much larger than itself. What better a protector for Richland, than Kirby at its dream town gate, able to absorb dark nuclear shadows and annihilate them with its relentless cuteness and positive attitude.
Peculiarly, this was the only image of a bomb shelter that I came across in the Hanford Declassified archives. A headline on the newspaper in the photo reads, "Eisenhower Should Declare Intentions Now, Morse Says", which perhaps places this photo in the 50s.
Based on this photo:
AIR RAID SHELTER - MR. AND MRS. JAY R. VARVELS
DDRS Record Details for Record Accession Number
Accession Number N1D0041263
Document Number 3093-4-NEG-A
Alternate Document Number 3093-4-NEG
Title Description AIR RAID SHELTER - MR. AND MRS. JAY R. VARVELS
Document Date 04-Dec-2001
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002
Originally published on blog 4/18/2009.