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Oil on Canvas

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Outdoor Advertising / Poster Advertising Campaigns / 2012

The MV Rena oil spill was New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster. Greenpeace wanted to bring the reality of the disaster home to those who live miles away from it and create an emotional drive to sign the petition against deep-sea oil drilling. We created hundreds of handmade oil prints from the oil-covered bodies of birds killed during the disaster. These were put up as street posters with a call to sign the petition. They served as both a memorial to the 20,000 birds that died during the spill and a warning against the much larger threat of deep-sea oil drilling.

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