Turning Oil Into Art

from Wildlife Promise

WashingtonPost.com has details on a fascinating new project by editorial cartoonist Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune:

The political cartoonist had gazed so long at images of the British Petroleum oil spill, his uncapped outrage eventually fueled — by an artist’s creative osmosis — a sudden inspiration. The scheme: Breen would fly to the Gulf so he could color his editorial cartoons about the spill out of true BP crude. What better way to capture the visual truth of a situation, he reasoned, than to capture the genuine viscous article to use as medium?

View Breen’s cartoons here.