Hiroshima

A popular work at the Center, Hiroshima, showcases Bartlett’s incredible ability to collect stories and ideas and combine them to form an image that tells a different but similar story. In the 1994 piece, the viewer sees a woman looking off into the distance, and through the title, one can allude to the fact she sees the blast from the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima from World War II. This painting is able to capture an imagined moment of what may have been experienced right before the bomb dropped.