Mixed Media on Archival Canvas in a Black Metal Floater Frame.
This painting is a part of my Ecological Landscape series.
In August of 2012 a sink-hole opened on land leased by a Texas petro-chemical company. The sinkhole was originally roughly an acre in size. Nonetheless, it forced the evacuation of all residents of Bayou Corne, LA. It is now larger than 24 acres and 750 feet in depth. It absorbs swamp life and vegetation. This mixture ferments and bubbles to the surface. The long term danger is the millions of gallons of explosive gasses that seep into the aquifer.
In 2018, a state district judge ruled that fault was shared among three companies: Texas Brine was 35% at fault, Occidental Chemical was 50% at fault, and Vulcan was 15% at fault. Appeals to the ruling are expected.