by Stephen Halko
Dimensions: 35″ x 28″
Media: Charcoal on paper
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Inspiration for A Crude Drawing
On April 20, 2010, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 men, injured 17 others and released nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the surrounding environment. The damage to marine and wildlife habitats was extensive. While this tragedy exposed the peril human imperfection poses to our planet, it also made explicit our capacity for compassion. I found reaction of those willing to give of themselves to shepherd the environment and wildlife inspiring.
Stephen Halko is a member of Kendall College of Art and Design’s Drawing and Printmaking Faculty where he teaches all levels of Drawing, Figure Drawing, Graduate Drawing and the Master of Art Education Studio and Capstone Class. Prior to coming to Kendall, Professor Halko taught Drawing and Painting courses at both Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, as well as Painting and Art Appreciation at Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He holds both a Post-Baccalaureate and Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He has exhibited in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.