"Clean Up?" - 2010 - mixed media on board - 8 x 8 inches
This mixed media in this piece consists of encaustic (beeswax), and burnt tea.
Mangroves are very fragile ecosystems with many dependents. So many lives, plant, animal, and human depend on them. Will they filter the oil as well as suffer? We can only wait and hope that everyone involved with cleaning up the oil spills from the Deepwater Horizon, the tugboat hitting an oil rig, and the Crystal Clear are successful.
From Fox News:
"...How many accidents are needed and how much environmental and economic damage must we suffer before we act to contain and control the source of the danger: offshore drilling?" said Rep. Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat.
Mike Gravitz, oceans advocate for Environment America, said President Barack Obama "should need no further wake-up call to permanently ban new drilling."
There are about 3,400 platforms operating in the Gulf, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Together they pump about a third of the America's domestic oil, forming the backbone of the country's petroleum industry....”
We need oil. From the moment we wake up, we use hundreds, if not thousands, of oil products daily. We are not going to practically cut off the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. What is needed a true regulating system, modeled after the nuclear industry.
How do you think your lifestyle would change if there was no oil used? How would daily objects change if there was no plastic?
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