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ABOUT OIL DRUM ART

image Oil Drum Art is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit grass roots art movement that seeks to change human patterns through meaningful artworks. By using the 55-gallon oil drum as a metaphor for oil artists transform the drums into provocative artworks that address global issues about oil such as the environment, global warming, sustainability, the economy, the energy crisis, our carbon footprint, and the Middle East conflict.

It also reflects positive aspects of fossil fuel that has provided economical solutions in the past century for our needs and comforts.

To accomplish its international goal Oil Drum Art uses art exhibitions as a means of presenting artist’s commentaries to the public.  The exhibitions provide a forum for meaningful dialogues between art and society and perhaps make a difference.



Jack Lardis
President & Founder



OIL DRUM ART MISSION


image Oil Drum Art promotes artwork that advocates reduced petroleum consumption for a more livable planet.


THE CORE PRINCIPLE OF OIL DRUM ART


Oil Drum Art is a call to the artists in American communities and perhaps in the world to define modern human civilization using a powerful symbol as a common medium.

Ancient civilizations are known more for their art than for their politics. The Oil Drum Art project is an invitation to bring art into direct contact with our civilization so as to inform it, perhaps for posterity.

The possessing or controlling of oil has been a defining policy objective of the 20th Century community of nations. The oil drum contains the essential energy of our world, without which our modern civilization could not exist. The drum container in its vast simplicity as a symbol common to all men, evokes every one of the forces, greed, hope, peace and havoc that have influenced mankind for a century or more.

The oil drum when used as a means of expression will remind the world that art has a place, not just in museums, but wherever it may be seen and pondered, and not just as art, but as philosophy whose power will rise from the making of art from a common symbol that is large enough to embrace it.


CREATING A NEW MAJOR ART MOVEMENT
IN FIVE YEARS

 
How can Oil Drum Art create an environmental and geopolitical art movement simultaneously in the world’s major art centers in just five years?
 
If you are interested please contact:
 
Jack Lardis
President & Founder
Oil Drum Art
jackart31@aol.com or 203-510-5465



TAKE A LOOK AT THE OIL DRUM ART BROCHURE
Click on
Oil Drum Art Flipbook to view a page-by-page account of who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.  

Place the cursor at the bottom right corner of every page and click on it: the page will "flip" to the next one. Enjoy!



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