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The Incendiary Explosion Art of Geoffrey H Short

When describing his series of explosion photographs, New Zealand artist Geoffrey H Short told the Daily Mail, “I am not trying to tell people what they should think, rather I am making art objects which I hope will make people think.” Which is convenient, because his work lends itself to a myriad of interpretations; is it a statement about fossil fuel consumption, about war, about fear, about the explosive forces of nature which began all things? Or are they like formless clouds on which we can project our thoughts. Whatever answer works for you, Short’s work is as mesmerizing as it is terrifying. See more pictures, after the break.

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I think this one looks like a rooster.

(Geoffrey H Short via Daily Mail)

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