by Will Davis
Although we may not think of art at the same time as we think of nuclear facilities, art has nevertheless played an important role in their development. The “artist’s concept,” or an illustration (or model, or doctored photo of a model) was, and is, a very useful tool to display to anyone what a planned facility will look like – no small thing to a community asked to host one, or a utility paying to build one. There have been many genres of concept illustration or art produced for nuclear plants just as there have been for any other kind of thing – so let’s take a look at some from my collection. Descriptions are in the captions; click photos to enlarge.
I have much more of this material – so look forward to future installments! Please feel free to leave a constructive comment below.
Will Davis is a member of the Board of Directors for the N/S Savannah Association, Inc. He has been a contributing author for Fuel Cycle Week, and he used to write his own popular blog Atomic Power Review. Davis is also a consultant and writer for the American Nuclear Society, and serves on the ANS Communications Committee and the Book Publishing Committee. He is a former U.S. Navy reactor operator and served on SSBN-641, USS Simon Bolivar. His popular Twitter account, @atomicnews is mostly devoted to nuclear energy. He has an Instagram at @williamdavis5500, but that’s mostly dog photos.