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A Lamentation for the Gulf

Exquisite Corpse, Photography by Naomi Pitcairn – On this the 55th day of BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, as tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, the heartbreaking vandalism of the sentient ocean's population is unimaginable. According to the Center for Public Integrity, BP accounted for "97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government inspectors." This willful and egregious trespass against wildlife of the Gulf Coast of Mexico amassed in the name of high speed gross profit is truly unconscionable. I have been holding on to these Exquisite Corpse photographs by Naomi Pitcairn, waiting for larger meditation to take shape in my mind, but I keep returning to … [Read more...]