Okay, so back when the bp spill happened, I blogged about it, The Gulf Coast Disaster, and Suzanne McDermott issued a challenge to all artists: she challenged every artist who receives this invitation to make one drawing, painting, collage — or to use whatever medium you work in — to create a piece of beauty with love and gratitude to honor some scene or living being in the Gulf. This is a consciousness raising opportunity.
And at the time, I promised that I would participate.
So here is my contribution.
I'm taking printmaking this semester for the first time. The above print was done from a dry-point on plexi-glass and is entitled, "Touching the pulse of the Gulf".
I made it from an image of my now 8 year old when he was 3 and visiting the Gulf for the very first time and managed to capture a moment of wonder as he discovered some of the life living in those waters.