Wednesday, May 20, 2009


An oil tanker waits to be off loaded across the water in South Portland. Question this morning- can beauty really co-exist with ugliness in this world we find ourselves in? They just might be able to. Hidden behind this tanker is a 'tank farm', for many quite an eye-sore for years. That will change soon. London artist, Jaime Gili's artwork was the winning design for the Sprague Energy oil tank farm along the South Portland waterfront. The entire project, of over 16 oil tanks, will take 3 years to paint. Beauty vs Ugliness! I bet lots of people are rolling their eyes right now. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I looked over that little army of oil tanks for more than two years. They were simply part of the landscape that came with the view of the bay. But I'm eager to see how they're transformed.