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Ilse Schreiber-Noll
Tarrytown, NY

This book depicts the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the serious destruction it has done to wildlife and the marshlands, along the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Mixed media, sand on collage paper
17.5" x 13.5"


OIL SPILL (Interior Pages
17.5" x 27"


My books are diaries and visual documents of history. They speak of the tragedy of war and the threat of ecological disasters, which leave behind a trail of death, devastation, a destroyed environment, and uncounted shattered lives. The heavy crusted surfaces of the pages of my books hold rudiments from nature such as sand, ashes, and plants to generate a strong sense of physical presence. They convey the obliteration of the land and the grief of the people who once inhabited it. The sand symbolizes the passage of time, a coat that envelops history, while collages, imbedded into the wasteland of the page, remind of our present conerns and their consequences. I hope my work can influence the viewer to feel and to consider to sponge down the mud of comfort and lend a hand to save our troubled planet.

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