Take a look at this image. It’s from Edward Burtynsky’s latest series, “Oil.” You may have heard of Burtynsky from his work on Chinese factories and the film, Manufactured Landscapes, which documents the process of making that work.
Looking at photos online, there’s a tendency to scroll past if it doesn’t grab you right away. I might have done the same with this image if it weren’t for some really insightful commentary on the Modern Art Notes blog. It’s a good read, and if you’re interested there are three other equally insightful pieces about Burtynsky on the blog.