Petrochem Refinery Tanks
- Mememto Adflicto”: “Remember that you damage things.” The Ojai folks upwind of this refinery caused it to end operations due to the smog it produced. Its massive tanks became canvases for innumerable graffiti artists. As it gets dismantled and its very toxic site cleaned, at least one decorated tank should be allowed to remain as a reminder of our vast environmental and technological follies. Even with restoration efforts, the refinery site will never return to its natural. pre-afflicted state. What better monument to short sightedness than enduring human art, the very contrary to our impulse for lasting ecological damage.