Gregory Green is an artist who constructs nuclear bombs. Not sculptures, actual bombs. He has done seven to date, based on the design of the earliest atomic weapons including Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. « Two were looked at by nuclear physicists, » says Green, « and they’ve said they would work. My experience is that it is certainly possible for someone with a little talent and time to do something that would work. Even if you didn’t get a nuclear explosion, you’d certainly get a monstrously big ‘dirty’ bomb. »

Jonathan Jones 6 août 2002

Gregory Green

 (American, born 1959)

Title: Nuclear device #2 (London, 239 plutonium, 15 kilotons)


Medium:Mixed Media Sculpture