Medium: Mixed Media Print (Watercolor Monotype, Silkscreen, & Woodcut on Linen with Acrylic Rod)
Plate/Image Size: 23 1/4" x 47 1/2"
Edition Size: 10
BAT Date: 12/2013
Paper: Linen 23 1/4" x 47 1/2"
Ink: Daniel Smith Relief, Jacquard Silkscreen, and Lukas Watercolor
The Offshore: Mustang Island, Texas print is part of a larger project, called Slick, which includes an installation in a vintage RV that is presently traveling to art events throughout Texas. In this print, to create the reflections from the oil derricks, I silkscreened the stock reports from the world's major fossil fuel-based energy companies.
In the project Slick, I examine the possible effects of the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast. In the summer of 2010, I traveled to Louisiana where I observed the situation firsthand. I shot a film short using stop motion animation on several state park beaches and bayous near the effected areas. Personally, I grew up on the beaches of south Florida and I frequent the Texas beaches now.