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Edward Burtynsky

Oil Spill #1, REM Forza, Gulf of Mexico, May 11, 2010

Artist

Edward Burtynsky
Born in Saint Catharines, Ontario, in 1955

Title

Oil Spill #1, REM Forza, Gulf of Mexico, May 11, 2010

Date

2010

Materials

Chromogenic print, 1/6

Dimensions

120.6 x 161.3 cm (sight)

Credits

Gift of Roy Lacaud Heenan, O.C., inv. 2014.302

Collection

Graphic Arts

Burtynsky’s photographic oeuvre focusses on exploring the state of the landscape, particularly industrial sites. This photograph from the “Water” series expresses the artist’s interest in depicting water and its destructive use by industry.

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