Nuclear Jitters Betime Stories Sweet Dreams wood print by Sally Edelstein. Bring your artwork to life with the texture and added depth of a wood print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4" thick maple wood. There are D-clips on the back of the print for mounting it to your wall using mounting hooks and nails (included).
The cold war was a bone-chilling time and I caught a cold war chill I could never shake with the very real fear of nuclear annihilation that chased... more
The cold war was a bone-chilling time and I caught a cold war chill I could never shake with the very real fear of nuclear annihilation that chased me through my childhood.
For those of us who grew up during the 1950s and 1960s the fear of a cold war turning hot was the subtext of our lives. It was a time when most Americans assumed the United States and the Soviets stood continually on the brink of nuclear war.
Baby boomers never forgot the lesson that our world could someday end in a flash of light and heat while we were crouched helplessly under our desks, or even tucked safely in our beds.
Like most parents, my mother and father lulled me to sleep with stories from my collection of Little Golden Books. But sweet bedtime stories did little to counter the frightening stories that ran rampant about nuclear attacks creating unceasing fears that ran through my childhood. No boundaries were safe in the cold war culture steeped in nuclear fear; it was a childhood fill...
About Sally Edelstein
Sally Edelstein is an award-winning N.Y. collage artist and writer who considers herself a visual archeologist digging deep into American mythology, excavating and examining the social fiction we and society tell ourselves over the past 70 years. An incurable collector of vintage ephemera, she utilizes imagery found in her collection for her hand-cut collages, drawing heavily on popular culture and how it both informs our identities and fragments it. Appropriating popular imagery from mid-century America – a time when the American dream was never more seductive and potent, collage becomes the perfect form to re-vision, reimagine and reevaluate ideas and existing dogma.
The large hand-cut collages are composed of hundreds of images...