Michael McAvoy

The War of the World: Big Boys & Their Tinker Toys
cherry wood, copper, hollow-point bullets
40 x 38.5 x 38.5 in.

Inspired by the H.G. Wells novel “The War of the Worlds”, this piece draws direct parallels between Wells’ horrific depiction of alien invasion and the horrifying potential for nuclear war. This is the third installment in my series titled “The Classics”, preceded by “Frankenstein: An Inhuman Genome” and “The Time Machine: Albert in a Bell Jar.”

Through my research I was astonished to see the actual dispersal of nuclear weapons across the globe and felt compelled to illustrate what our “leaders” are doing (or might do) to our planet.

© Michael McAvoy