I-55, Shell Chemical Norco, Shell Bank Bayou
A few animated sprites used in the interactive micro-narrative Swampstar.
I’ve been working on some concept designs for an illustrated zine about Norco and the surrounding River Parishes. Here are a few recent warm ups of the Shell Oil Refinery, Bonnet Carre Spillway, and Union Carbide facility in Taft, among other locales.
This image was shot from a Cessna plane with Richie Blink at the helm in 2014. The stack sits within the fence line of the expansive Shell/Motiva facility. For more information on industrialization in Norco, visit the German Coast interactive web map. To report flaring and other industrial incidents, visit the Bucket Brigade iWitness Pollution Map.
A one act play about getting sad in the swamp.
My co-conspirator Breonne DeDecker and I recently gave a lightning talk on industrial disasters that operate at various scales across Southeast Louisiana. Topics include industrial levee domination, the Bayou Corne sinkhole, and post-Katrina New Orleans and its ensuing gentrification. Watch here.
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