Just Published and Now Available: Eye on the Gulf Coast: The View from a New England Artist

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In November of 2010, a New England artist travels along the Gulf of Mexico coast between Florida and Louisiana, to document the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill through his photographs, sketches, paintings, and conversations with the residents of that area.

Artist and Graphic Designer, Paul Gaj has just published a book documenting his 19-day, 3,200-mile trip along the Gulf Coast. It is a unique perspective on the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the remaining devastation from hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico -- as well as the resiliency of the people and the beauty of its land and waters.

Through his watercolors, photographs, sketches and conversations with residents along the coasts of western Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, Gaj has compiled his observations and images into an 80-page story of human character, cultural appreciation, and historical and technical insight. He hopes his “view” will impact continued awareness, focus, and understanding of the consequences and results of this economic and environmental disaster.

Paul is currently arranging presentations and exhibitions of the project for 2011 in regional and national venues. This project has been funded through the generous contributions and support of a number of private and corporate donors. Paul will be directing a portion of the proceeds from the future sale of his prints and books to the Gulf Restoration Network, which helps ensure programs and efforts to maintain the beauty, health, and sustainable resources of the Gulf Coast.

For more information and updates on the project, please visit:
http://www.eyeonthegulfcoast.com/

To purchase and view the book, please visit:
http://www.blurb.com/books/1968924

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