New York Times (US Vital Interests-1981-2011), 2013
Watercolor and ink on paper
L.22" x 43"

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Using text from the New York Times from 1981-2011, this work examines what constitute the specific vital interests of the United States as stated by politicians, policymakers, and writers.  Texts where vital interests refer to oil are highlighted in a darker blue and all others in a lighter blue.