‘Carite after the La Brea Oil Spill IN 2013.’ Hand-painted unisex *medium* V-neck. Organic cotton, sweatshop-free (*SOLD*)
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This piece is inspired by a large oil spill that took place off the coast of La Brea in Trinidad in 2013. The black central part is the hand-printed linocut print of a carite fish that has been affected by the oil spill. A carite is normally a long, narrow fish but after ingesting oil and the dispersants that were used in the clean-up, its whole biology has changed – it is now square or rhomboidal in shape, its tail is falling off and it now eats everything – trees, birds, people and houses.
How we mess with the environment is something, I believe strongly, that we need to pay much more attention to. We are trampling on too much – we are losing too much.
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