So. This may the fastest that I’ve ever turned out images. It’s kinda weird, and I don’t know how to talk about them at all, mostly because they have only existed, even in my brain for less than 24 hours. Having a beer last night with the husband and friend, we ended up talking about the situation down in the Gulf of Mexico with BP and Deepwater Horizon. I realized that I had been ignoring the news regarding this horrific event because I knew how angry it was making me, even subconsciously. There is a very large part of me that believes that as a civilization, we will not change our ways until the damage we do is beyond repair, and this will forever change how human beings live on this planet. I guess I’m feeling a bit glass-half-empty.
As we were talking though, ideas for images started to creep in. I wanted some way to engage with my despair, but also to somehow work in that I was disconnected, distanced from reality with regards to this situation. I’m not down there. I haven’t seen anything first hand. I have roots in FL, and it terrifies me to think that one of my favorite places on earth could be damaged by this stupid accident. There are a lot of conflicting emotions. So I sat down today at the computer, and these started to come out.
More than anything, I think is my way of coping with my own perception of what is going on. Filtered and distorted through distance, emotion and a failing idealism (I used to be so naive!). Anyway, enough rambling. At this point, I think the images make more sense than the words….
as always, thanks for looking. comments are awesome, and welcome.