En/Gulf is made possible through a collaboration between the School of Art, the Creative Writing Program, and the Interdisciplinary Art Program (IART) at the University of Houston.
The project aimed to explore the gulf and the bay through ecopoetry using the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire.
Galveston Bay receives the fourth highest level of toxic chemicals in the state from bayside industrial discharge, in addition to pollutants washing in from the Houston Ship Channel. Petroleum industry transports crude oil through pipes or ships to refineries, where it transforms to other products.
The jar on the far left represents one barrel of Crude Oil. The jars following, represent an amount of a product produced from one barrel of crude oil. Each jar is labeled by the name of the product and its environmental impact.
DESIGN TEAM: Aggie Forouhideh, Jesus Placious, Thi Tran