Pozo de Petróleo | Oil Well
This piece is a collage of images from various places in Central and South America. Many years ago, I got to travel to La Gran Sabana, a region in southeastern Venezuela. This piece combines footage of lush, beautiful landscapes where my family is from and where over-extraction continues to destroy natural ecosystems. My grandfather, who moved to Venezuela from Costa Rica, would always point out the oil wells and say, "look at the burritos." I was amazed at the amount of oil drilling and the overwhelming smell of gasoline when I first visited Venezuela. However, what most stays with me is her magnificent biodiversity.