"Hiroshima: Ground Zero", 2004, acrylic on masonite, 12"
x 9". Collection of the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel.
The original image (below right) was created for and published in
the New York Times Op-Ed section for Monday, August 6th, 2001. It
illustrates an essay by Nikolay Palchikoff about the atomic bombing
of Hiroshima, its aftermath and consequences. This is the new color
original drawing underwent several transformations before arriving
at the final state. Thanks to Peter Buchanan-Smith and the editors
at the New York Times for their creative input.
Works on Paper, a show of small paintings and
drawings shown at Alternative Books, Kingston, NY, in June
Wines show from Nov-Dec 2002 (mostly
and Medusa a book of artwork and writings (co-written
and edited by Ayton's wife, Diana Ayton-Shenker).
Gallery of published works.
to thank the following people:
Ayton-Shenker, for her love and support.
Jennis, Pat Kilgore, Ken Kerbs, Jeanne C. Finley,
Ami Jah, for photographic help and advice over the years.
(here's a link to his Steranko
site -- Jim Steranko was a childhood idol of Ayton's, creating
revolutionary work at Marvel Comics). There's also a review Ayton
wrote of Steranko's "Visual
Theory" and a piece on his visual novel, "Red Tide". Also, Ayton's homage to Steranko.
2001, ink on paper, 6.4" x 7.3".
2009, ink on paper, 23.5" x 18".