Sarah Kirk Illustration

Summer Project #1 – An Oily Summer

First summer project post! My first idea for a ‘current affairs’ topic was the oil spill which was arguably the biggest news story of the summer. The problem I have with it is that there are so many different angles to look at. As well as the obvious environmental consequences, I also have the economics involved, the effect on tourist and leisure industries, the massive loss of fuel for many countries, and the theatrical¬†villainy¬†of the uber rich managers and CEOs of BP as portrayed in the media. To be honest I think these are way too many things to think about for one project so I’m considering deciding on a completely new one; one which has a narrower scope and is perhaps a bit closer to home.

However these are a few sketchy images of the beginning of my research: