"TARBALLS", a.ka. "One Swan's Song to BP", is not a pretty picture nor was it meant to be. Most parts of the swan are separetly contructed and stuffed so that she is a rag doll applied to that oil reddened water. I got to know her in that process and it was sad for me to put that extra oil on her wing tips, or to float the broken eggs. A dive into my stash of "strange and ugly" farbrics yeilding a surprise in the farbic that read "Can We Fix IT". In both the initial sketch and the final quilt the swn's expression is either a scream of despair or yell of anger.