Unintended Consequences evolved as a way to recognize and raise awareness of the ongoing injustice to the indigenous people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on their national Remembrance Day. This painting is a symbol of ongoing support, and to remind us all, “We are not alone”, the theme for this year’s RMI convention. Our communities are growing, and to my brothers and sisters in the Pacific, the Children of Atomic Veterans and the Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Veterans, Atomic Veterans, Children of Atomic Veterans, civilian test and cleanup contractors and to those of us Still Glowing. Details about featured painting >
- Original Painting Still Glowing will offer the painting as an Fundraiser Auction item in 2021. Details to follow.
- Ltd Editions of 300 on canvas are in pre-production now and will be available in two sizes, 24 x 36 (dim. of original) and 20″ x 30″
- Artist Proof 1 (AP1) will be gifted to the National Museum of the Marshall Islands by the artist and Children of Atomic Veterans.
- AP2 will be gifted to the National Office of choice by the Marshall Islands representatives of the RMI Remembrance Day committee by the artist and Still Glowing.
- A TPNW Special Acrylic Edition will be made available as a unique 16″x 24″ limited edition of 197, representing the current 197 recognized nation states globally will be available. Note: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), or the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons with the ultimate goal being their total elimination. Entered into force on 22 January 2021.
- Tax Deductible Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
- Benefiting StillGlowing.org Proceeds usually reserved by agents or gallery from the sale of “Unintended Consequences” original painting and limited editions will benefit StillGlowing and Children of Atomic Veterans PROJECTS
“My family has a very personal and longstanding relationship with the Marshall Islands. Until recently, atomic influences were representationally modified in my paintings a giant cloud formations, volcanos, and ripple effects were required in older works due to the high-level clearances I was restricted under.” – vm
Smithsonian NASM requests two Paintings from the “Holes in the Sky” Series for their permanent collection.
Director Don Lopez personally selected two paintings from the atomic mushroom cloud series “Holes in the Sky”, showcased as a backdrop to General Paul Tibbets 90th birthday celebration, recognition for his Red Gremlin Squadron and their successful Mission Bolero and an honorary airshow in Atlanta. A decorated WWII fighter pilot himself, Depty Dir. Lopez received both paintings in his Washington D.C. office, informing me one would remain at the Capitol Mall NASM, and the other would reside at the Smithsonian NASM Udvar Hazy Museum.