Sweet Crude

python, c#, grasshopper, wood, plasti-dip, carbon, gelatin

Examining the history of oil extraction in the state of Oklahoma through the expression of a physical form that directly represents energy expansion across the state through years of incessant growth starting in 1945 and continuing to the present. Each individual piece embodies a single operator’s oil extraction well locations.

Designed to incite a dialogue and increase community awareness around groundwater infiltration, contamination and the danger of over consumption and unchecked growth.

Aesthetically, a grotesque form emerges from the pure drilling data – a sinuous extrusion of folded connections results in an oily viscera — a timeline described through blackness, a vein of contamination and the corrupting, nocuous outcome of greed and over consumption.

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