Some environmental disasters get a lot of media attention, like the impact of oil spills. These works are concerned with the disastrous effects and explore how the initial shock and horror grabs peoples’ attention but the headlines disappear long before the effects do.

‘Spill’, An exhibition of works by Della Rees & Alke Schmidt, The Stone Space Gallery, Leytonstone, London, UK.

Oil and Water Don’t mix, (Container Stack, detail) 2012

Metric tonnes, (Container Stack, detail) 2012

Memorial, 2012

20 Ship Spills, 2012

Container Stack, 2012