In the early 1980’s there was a massive build up of nuclear weapons
by the United States and the Soviet Union. People around the world
were demonstrating against this threat. In 1982, Los Angeles artists
came together to hold an anti-nuclear festival called “Target L.A.”
Mother Art re-interpreted Picasso’s painting “Guernica” into the
form of an installation, using Los Angeles landmarks to relocate
We also created a small park for children to juxtapose the idea
of a choice between life and death.
Next, Mother Art curated a show at the Federal Building. Within a week there were complaints from the tenants in
the building, including the Department of Energy. We and the participating artists were forced to take down all our work.