Recreating Oil Spills

When the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico happened I was living in South Texas fairly close to the coast. This disaster had a massive impact on our coastline, sea life and contaminated our waters. Seeing images of the affects from this drastic event was horrifying but from aerial view the oil was fascinating. Color, form, and shape became one large beautiful natural abstraction. I was inspired by those images and decided to revisit macro photography to recreate oil spills. Using X to describe Y, I used nail polish and other household liquids to symbolize the beauty within oil spills.