Sellafield Commission completed and on show!

September 19, 2018 3:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In September 2018 I was approached by Forepoint Ltd, on behalf of Sellafield, to create a piece to commemorate the decommission of the THORPE Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield.

I’m proud to announce that my piece “Fluidics in Motion” is now on display at the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven called “The Art of Reprocessing”.

I was asked to create a piece depicting the innovative process of Power Fluidics and, after researching the subject, I felt that the focus of the artwork should be on the main purpose of the system, movement.

In my mixed media approach I’ve used glass beads to represent the gasses used to transport the radioactive fluid and an underlying layer of texture to give a sense of the power involved with this movement. I chose to use blue tones to reflect the colour of the THORP processing pools and the fluid nature of the liquids involved. I’ve represented the radioactivity of the solution with green for Uranium and silver for Plutonium. The hints of gold are a metaphor for the money saved by this state-of-the-art process.

“Fluidics in Motion” is on display from the 16th November 2018 until March 2019 with 20 other unique pieces of artwork commissioned to describe the THORPE story at the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. Why not go down and learn something new about the nuclear industry.

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