Image of "In Transition"
Copyright ©2009 Linda Gass. Photograph by Don Tuttle
Title: Refined?
Dimensions: 30" w x 30" h
Artist Statement: Refined? is an aerial view of the Chevron Refinery in Richmond. The refinery extends over 2500 acres and processes 225,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Most of that oil comes from the Alaskan north slope. The location of this refinery, on the edge of San Francisco Bay, was chosen for the convenience and efficiency of delivering oil by tanker ship. The water quality of the bay has paid a high price for this convenience. Dioxin and PCB discharges from the refinery have polluted the waters around the refinery – eating any oysters or fish caught in this area is a serious health hazard. The refinery is the largest industrial polluter in the region and has been fined in the past for discharging untreated toxic wastewater into the bay. Having industrial processing like this right next to the bay highlights the vulnerability of the bay and the vigilance we must maintain in protecting it.
Materials and Techniques: Silk crepe de chine hand painted using remezol dyes and water soluble resist. Silk broadcloth backing and polyester batting; machine quilted with rayon and polyester embroidery thread.
Detail: Click here for a detail image
Exhibition History: Jun 1-30, 2011 Reflections on Water, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
May 18 - June 20, 2010 Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
October 8 - November 22, 2009 in Still Water, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA.
June 20 - August 16, 2009 in Seeing Green: Visions of a Changing Planet, Visions Art Quiilt Gallery, San Diego, CA
Status: SOLD.
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