I did not find out about this exhibit in time to see it. I have mixed feelings about that. I'm sure I would have spent the entire evening in tears.
Heide Hatry, a German conceptual artist, had a show in Cambridge MA in July, along with a silent auction, all to benefit the Audubon Gulf relief efforts. And what a show it must have been...heartbreaking and thought-provoking. Heide collected dead animals and preserved them through taxidermy. She then proceeded to cover them in crude oil. The show was appropriately called Imagine it Thick in Your Own Hair. [Note - Heide found no need to harm any living animals to make this collection...these are primarily roadkill]
The very thought of it makes me want to cry, which is exactly the point. Good for you, Heide. Art doesn't always need to be pretty.
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I have often wished I was in a position to fly over to places ,and simply help in some practical way. It seems contrite to put your hand in your pocket and send money and hope it is used wisely.
Fingers crossed lessons have been learned and good luck to those in that area and I so hope the wildlife recovers.