Date of Work
Oil/Water Exchange Portfolio, Art & Design Study Collection
Stored: 234 Print Box G, S7B
UND Art Collections Repository
Series of three symbols; a drop of liquid, a diamond, and three smaller drops of liquid.
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.
In this piece I examine the relationship between commoditized goods, mainly natural resources. Three images are placed in a way to suggest equality when in fact these resources should never be considered equal in value. The abuse of oil and water for monetary gain has warped our sense of luxury, placing an essential resource such as fresh water out of reach for a large part of the world.
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