PARENTHESIS (OIL) is a large diptych graphite drawing about oil spilled by the deepwater horizon accident by artitst Elizabeth Reed

Surface Tension


On April 20, 2010, The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, damaging the environment and wildlife. These drawings are my reaction to the spill and our responsibility to the environment.

My drawings challenge you to consider solutions by comparing unrelated images. We can reduce global warming and restore the balance between man and nature by developing alternative energy sources. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the consequence of our insatiable need for energy. It is our global responsibility that it never happens again.

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"Art hurts,

art urges voyages,

and it is easier to stay home."

Gwendolyn Brooks



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