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On location study of effects from the Deep Horizon (BP oil spill) in the Gulf of Mexico. And an exhibit about this experience. Read more

Seattle, WA Mixed Media
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On location study of effects from the Deep Horizon (BP oil spill) in the Gulf of Mexico. And an exhibit about this experience.

Seattle, WA Mixed Media
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THE PROJECT

April 20 marks the two year anniversary since the biggest oil spill in history. In May I will spend eight days in exile on Horn Island in the Gulf of Mexico. There I will study the longer term effects of the BP spill. Afterwards there will be two exhibitions to raise awareness of the ongoing impact.

During the eight days, I will gather information on the islands current state, from found objects, flotsam and jetsam mostly, to making sketches and other documentation. I expect to find signs of the damage of human pollution, including but not limited to the recent gulf oil spill.

After I get back I will create works based on my experience and observations during my exile. These will be displayed in Seattle and Memphis, and will include community outreach events. The overall purpose of the outreach and artwork is to draw attention to the fact that our energy need puts at risk the worlds habitats, and can cause long term consequences.

THE ISLAND

Horn Island is an island within the Gulf Island National Seashore, that is only reachable by boat, and one of the barrier islands off the coast of Mississippi and Alabama. Getting to the island will require that I hire a private ferry. And I will live on the park in primitive camping conditions.

BIO

I am a visual artist who creates work from found and recycled objects.

Recently I have participated in Particles on the Wall in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington. This is an interdisciplinary exhibit exploring the elements of the nuclear age, Hanford history, and its impacts on humans and the environment. This allows art to bring science to a new audience.

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    You will receive a print of a random selection 5 of the 6x4 inch drawings made during or as a result of this project. You will also receive an invitation to each of the exhibitions resulting due to this project

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    You will receive a print of a random selection 10 of the 6x4 inch drawings made during or as a result of this project. You will also receive an invitation to each of the exhibitions resulting due to this project

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    You will receive a 6x4 inch drawing made during or as a result of this project and an update to the state of this barrier island. You will also receive an invitation to each of the exhibitions resulting due to this project. As well as a guided tour by me about the work generated.

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    You will receive a 5x7 inch sketchbook made during a day on the island. You will also receive an invitation to each of the exhibitions resulting due to this project. As well as a guided tour by me about the work generated

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    You will receive a sketch or proof of concept of my choosing from the series created from this experience. You will also receive an invitation to each of the exhibitions resulting due to this project. As well as a guided tour by me about the work generated.

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    You will receive a work of my choosing from the series created from this experience. You will also receive an invitation to each of the exhibitions resulting due to this project. As well as a guided tour by me about the work generated.

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