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January 1, 2008

Bohemian Press Review

B. Sanford Borlaug
Six Devastator Bullets for Iris

Borlaug’s print is an interesting mix of cultural and political images that attempts to convey a message. The print is mainly composed of bland colors that creates a pretty bleak scene. The foreground however uses a pallet of red, orange, and yellow that resembles an atomic bomb blast. Underneath the mushroom could there are the outlines of several figures, one of which is former president Ronald Regan, another appears to be GW Bush. On one side there is a car with people standing around, and on the other a man holding a military grade weapon, underneath him there are several figures huddled over a dead body. The composition of these figures appears to represent capitalist conservative, which makes the image of the bomb blast a significant commentary on these other images.