Without any preconceived idea, I began working. If you simply start something, inspiration typically steps in. I hung a large roll of paper on my studio wall. I then tore a piece off the top and pinned it above. I did this over and over as the image began to come into my mind… I was thinking about time and life and matter, and how everything has an end, an inevitable destruction. Fate. This is the “Destroyer” – inspired by a line from the Bahagavad Gita (also echoed by Oppenheimer, speaking about the first atomic bomb): “I am become death the destroyer of worlds”.
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