Gold King Paddles

About 

In 2015, the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colorado ruptured and millions of gallons of toxic sludge poured into the Animas River watershed.

Goal 

Raise awareness about the devastation which ensued after the mine breach and impacted tourism, agriculture, and ecosystems.

Solution 

Since Durango, Colorado is a famous whitewater town, I decided to take salvaged canoe paddles paint them white and then add an orange water line as though the paddles had been dipped in the orange, toxic Animas River.

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Gold King Paddle Process Three
Gold King Paddle Process One

Selected Works

Topographic SnowboardsArt Direction

DC KAYAKArt Direction

Social PostersArt Direction

AltoidsAdvertising

Lone StarPackaging

Gold King PaddlesSocial Awareness

Kronicle MagazineEditorial Design