|Posted on August 7, 2009 at 2:04 PM|
When I was a kid, living in the beautiful village of Paguate, with my family. It was probably one of the most happiest times of my young life. But less than a 1000ft. away from our front door, was the Jackpile Uranuim Mine. Every now and then, we would hear and see a blast. And, being a kid, I'd go outside and check it out.
What I would see, (depending on the direction of the wind) was a huge yellow cloud, slowly making it's way over to the village. I don't know what was in that yellow cloud but I do know, it was not good. Yellow Cake is considered to be the purest form of Uranium.
The Landscape is a depiction of the mine, while the soft glow of radioactivity, floats through the sky. The hummingbird represents all the people, animals, and plant life that have lost their lives to the big, yellow, cloud.....
See: "ShurFine Yellow Cake" Acrylic on Canvas 2009