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Oil/Water Exchange Portfolio, Art & Design Study Collection
This print is part of a portfolio of artworks addressing the use or misuse of our natural resources. Whether dealing with issues of flooding and diversion in the Red River Valley or oil development and fracking on the Bakken Oil Formation, printmaking students and faculty from Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minot State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Manitoba, the University of North Dakota and Valley City State University tackle challenging issues through the fascinating medium of printmaking.
Gorecki Alumni Center
I created this piece in humor. I've lived in the Red River Valley all of my life, and I've dealt with all of the flooding. I was thinking about what could happen if fish took over the land and humans took over the river. What's more ironic than a fish catching a human? The style of the prints are even reminiscent of the playful animation in a Shel Silverstein poetry book.