I made this piece post Hurricane Katrina. There is a trapped, nameless victim inside the glass container that is covered up to his neck with dirty motor oil. The back of the container has the state of Louisiana on it. The top of the vessel is the swirling mass of clouds of the hurricane. All of this is resting on the shoulders of the Republican Elephant - a statement about the egregious handling of the matter by the Bush administration and a memorial to those that suffered because of this.