Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 16

This piece represents another reflection of the tragic situation in the gulf. BP is now burning sea turtles alive in its oil burn-off. What a crime and a serious statement about the mentality of human industry over the natural world. This artwork is a bag, with a reclaimed colorful leather belt for a strap. The lining is quilted dark blue satin with pockets. The parrot fish and the green turtle are appliqued with tapestry and silk scraps purchased from another artist. It contains glass beads, plastic and metal buttons. It measures 12" tall by 16.5" across with a rectangular box bottom.

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