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2019 | Ray

This series of paintings on plexiglass started with the discovery of a note written by my grandfather. In it he describes visiting his brother at Tinian Island at the end of World War II. Tinian Island is where the planes that delivered the atomic bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki took off from. Inspired by nuclear test footage from the Pacific, each image in the series is bombarded by rays of atomic light.

In cases where a work did not perfectly fit the themes of a series, I placed that work according to date. I placed these less related works at the bottom of the page.

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in viridian sweater, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event in viridian sweater, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in maroon sweatshirt, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event in maroon sweatshirt, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with smokestack, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with smokestack, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with expansion, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with expansion, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event under attack, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event under attack, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with protrusion, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with protrusion, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event from above, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event from above, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with Godzilla, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with Godzilla, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with smeared house, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with smeared house, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in flames, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event in flames, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with red coals, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with red coals, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with blue flame, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event with blue flame, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in incubator, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event in incubator, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in tunnel, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event in tunnel, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in cave, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event in cave, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event after Church, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event after Church, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event after Church, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

minor event unrealized, 2019, oil on plexiglass, 5"x5"

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