Fire and Damage," 2010, encaustic techniques on board, ~8 x 8 inches.
Art inspired by photos of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Crisis.
Writing in an earlier blog post about how strict the nuclear power is because of past human error events, I have since learned how the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill may affect nuclear power plants. Because some nuclear plants use existing and natural water systems as cooling systems, this oil spill may threaten the canal and wetlands that help nuclear power plants run (specifically thinking of those in Florida, Louisiana, etc.). The existing water intake designs are not made to handle crude oil intruding into them. More water cleaning to do because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
If you followed the Senate hearings yesterday [May 11th, 2010], the gist was to improve standards of the oil rigs, industry etc. The added regulation would help the oil industry prevent and detect more often than correct (to loosely borrow a work line)!!! Maybe the governing entities would force preventive equipment maintenance!
Interesting link: Another player in the clean up is the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Visit the Center's Web site at www.marinelife.org.
Smiles and watch for more art inspired by the oil spill...
Angeline Marie of