Deep Water Horizon

2011

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Created in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Deep Water Horizon depicts Wright rolling her naked body down a filthy, glass-strewn back alley in Miami during the middle of the night—as “a way to feel the equivalent of something that seemed so far away.” Through Be and Deep Water Horizon, Wright stakes a personal claim to the survival of our ecosystem, while the duality in these chosen subjects creates a visual metaphor that questions the violent direction our society continues to move in.