Nelson's current work is informed by the written works and personal myths of Flannery O'Connor who is known for her Southern Gothic style of writing. In her writings, O'Connor explores themes of religion and morality, as well as the ordinary, sassy and unsettling sides of the offbeat individuals she encountered in the South.
In this large scale painting Nelson combines his symbolic imagery inspired by O'Connor's writings with a notorious Southern location that saw the research and development of the atomic bomb, Oak Ridge.
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