Life... is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful... It is savage, cruel, kind, noble, passionate, selfish, generous, stupid, ugly, beautiful, painful, joyous -- it is all these, and more...
“No release is acceptable, and we remain focused on safe operations”—words repeated in every Shell press release during May of 2015 after ‘releasing’ 2000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Acrylic and water color on paper (study) 8 in. X 13 in.
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The fourteen year long oil spill you’ve never heard of. Acrylic and water color on paper (study) 8 in. X 13 in.
In 2005, Barge 152 struck a collapsed pipeline spilling two million gallons of heavy crude oil between Texas and Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. It smothered the ocean floor where deep water corals are found and ultimately affected 45,000 acres of ocean. Thirteen years later nothing has been done to repair or protect these important open ocean ecosystems. Instead the current administration believes it is safe to bring more of the same to an ocean near you. Acrylic and water color on paper (study) 6 in. X 8 in.