My recent series Deep River includes three large-scale drawings 16’ x 4’. Two drawings enlarge sections of photographs from the BP oil spill showing rivers of oil moving through the gulf waters, one using graphite and the other colored pencil. The third drawing features a cumulus cloud, questioning the airiness of though in front of material destruction. The scale and abstraction of these elements recalls the functions of memory and the saturation of information. The spill media images both attract and overwhelm while the indication of decline, filth, greed, excess and our complicity remain off limits at the surface, but submerged in our unconscious.