TIME: Heroes Of The Environment 2009
Oil flares are dotted around the delta area, used to burn off the oils’ natural flammable gasses and along
with the oil come the added bonusses of explosions, leaks, and general environmental devastation.
I mixed up a few techniques for the piece, hand painting and airbrushing most of the background for a
dirtier, scummy graffiti feel and rendered Nnimmo in a more rounded, cleaner digital finish. I also wanted to show Nnimmo’s
pride in his culture through his delicately embroidered and printed traditional shirt.