Will it fade in importance as the leaves turn this fall? Months of oil gushing into the gulf as our summer just started made us all feel fragile.
Just as fast as it started and our anxiety mounted, the news of the capped well allowed the American people to exhale once again. We knew that this oil would be in our water for a long time but when it was announced that it was hard to find, I think we all feel a sense of skepticism.
Mother Jones in it's September issue tackles the story and gets down there to look for the truth.
While we watched the well plume gush, overhead planes were dumping dispersants over the vast slicks of oil that were the size of states. The dispersant is toxic as well. BP seems to have spent much time controlling information and the measurement of actual oil. Did you know that BP rented virtually all the available hotel rooms on the shores or Louisiana to keep the press from moving in? They've bought scientists off, chartered every boat they could.
The cover story by Julia Whitty is thourough and thought provoking.
Read this story http://motherjones.com/special-reports/2010/09/bp-oceans
Tim Luddy the Creative Director called and asked me to do the cover. The idea was the sea floor. Death and decay. The light from above would TRY to filter down, perhaps as a metaphor for shedding light on the situation.
I was glad to have an opportunity to add my illustration to the great work being done out there pertaining to the oil spill. Thank you to Tim Luddy who again filled Mother Jones with great illustration throughout; Sam Weber, Matt Mahurin, Tim Bower, and Steve Brodner among others.
Finally, buy electric!
Maybe one day
The Tesla S
Oh, and this
My WORX Lawnmower