DescriptionThe impulse to turn trauma into image: a human faculty from cavemen to today. 9-11 has provided us with trauma aplenty and has filled the collective unconscious with seeds for potent imagery on the walls of our collective cave.
Bob Del Tredici, Beaconsfield, Quebec Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Robert Del Tredici started out as a pen-and-ink landscape-maker in the Marin county hills of California. His first big project was a series of 100 illustrations to Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. He then took up street photography, made portraits of film-makers, and, with the near-meltdown at the Three Mile Island, started documenting the nuclear age. His first book, The People of Three Mile Island (Sierra Club, 1980), led to a book in the entire US nuclear weapons complex, At Work in the Fields of the Bomb (Harper & Row, 1987), after which he traveled to the former Soviet Union and photographed nuclear towns and facilities there. He is the founder of The Atomic Photographers Guild, an international collective of photographers dedicated to making visible the nuclear age. Since 2001 he has been creating collages depicting the era of the War on Terror -- a series he calls Evolution Pages 9/11. He lives in Montreal with his son Felix, 18, who plays the bass trombone.