Walking The Bomb is a performance with a sculpture. The Bomb is a human scale version of Little Boy, the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. This bomb-shaped sculpture is exactly my size, 72 inches long by 19 inches wide and is handcrafted from wood and sheet metal. Dressed in a dark grey suit with a white shirt, a kind of contemporary version of Buster Keaton's everyman, I walk the streets towing The Bomb as if it were my pet. It is essentially an absurdist gesture, but one that points to the daily threat caused by nuclear bombs and bombs of all kinds, whether they be nuclear weapons in an airplane or TATP in the vest of a suicide bomber. We are all towing our own bombs, every day, without realizing it, in our own Theater of the Absurd. We are all complicit in the creation of these objects of destruction: Creation and destruction made manifest in one object.

Walking The Bomb

Walking The Bomb at the Joshua Treenial in Joshua Tree California 2017

Walking The Bomb at the Joshua Treenial in Joshua Tree California 2017

Walking The Bomb at Art Market, San Francisco, 2016

Walking The Bomb at Art Market, San Francisco, 2016