Gabriela Epstein, an illustration student at the Rhode Island School of Design, received a Maharam STEAM fellowship to conduct follow up research on Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant during the summer of 2014 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the TMI meltdown.
Her goal was to approach the incident from a humanistic perspective, by interviewing individuals who were involved, in order to understand the social & psychological effects of the meltdown and its ensuing politicization. Using the interviews and additional research, Gabriela created an artistic re-telling of these stories to be dispensed by Three Mile Island Alert, a local non-profit that works with Three Mile Island to promote nuclear safety efforts, in an effort to reach out to younger generations, so they may know the people of TMI as well as the story.
For more info on the Maharam Fellowship, check out this link- http://risdmaharamfellows.com/
Here is a sampling of Gabriela’s amazing work, for a complete look please visit her site: