While I understand the premise and applaud this local artist's concern and efforts to act, I'm not sure I agree that this avenue is effective. First of all, I think everyone who can be aware is now aware of the oil spill, so these photos cannot raise awareness. Second of all, how does this really get people involved? We know the oil is making animals miserable and killing them, fouling their food sources, that it is very difficult to clean them up as well and their habitats, etc. Except in the way it looks, chocolate sauce does not compare and spending a few hours covered in it and having photographic proof of that seems ineffective to say the least. Who would buy photos of people/pets covered in chocolate sauce? Wouldn't it make more sense to make a direct donation or just take action to clean up the actual oil?
This whole idea is just out there to me, but I am not an artsy type, so maybe I'm just missing something.
"Photographer uses chocolate sauce to show impact of oil spill
KSDK -- Images of oil-slicked birds in the Gulf have inspired one local artist to action. Substituting chocolate sauce for oil, she's creating her own photographs. The goal is to give people a way to get involved. "...
Entire article: ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=203782