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I made the collage above 20 years ago, as an undergraduate at Brown University. I was taking a class on digital design and art at Rhode Island School of Design. The collage brings together old photographs of Nagasaki after the atomic bombing.
The yellow images at the top are of Fat Man, the bomb that was dropped on the city on August 9th.
The bird is the fallen bird of peace.
The blue gate symbolizes peace. We cannot go in or out of the gate till we have looked at the horrors of the past, and acknowledged our mistakes.