Details

Title

Stranded Indian Land with Oil Boom, after the British Petroleum Oil Spill, South of Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana

Artist/Maker

Kael Alford (American, born 1971)

Date

2010

Medium

Pigmented inkjet print

Dimensions

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Credit

Commissioned with funds from Paul Hagedorn, Phyllis and Sidney Rodbell, and the H. B. and Doris Massey Charitable Trust

Accession #

2012.26.22

On View

Currently not on view

This sign indicates a spit of land that contains burial grounds and the former terrain of a community of the Pointe-au-Chiene Tribe. Only accessible by boat, the location of the island is a well-kept secret as it is off-limits to anyone other than members of the tribe and their guests. The area became uninhabitable after the coastline shrunk and salt water contaminated the wells and drinking water. A soiled oil boom that was utilized during the cleanup operation after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion stretches across the bottom of the image.

Image Copyright

© Kael Alford.

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