Yukiyo Kawano, a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor), grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her work is personal, reflecting lasting attitudes towards the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Kawano’s main focus is her/our forgetfulness, her/our dialectics of memory, issues around cultural politics, and historical politics. For her on-going project, she uses pieces of translucent kimono fabric and sewed together with strands of her hair (the artist’s DNA as a third generation hibakusha) to form a suspended soft silk sculpture of a life size atomic bomb. Kawano is currently living in Portland, Oregon.