We have all seen some pretty disturbing images from the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But none have resonated with me like this set of BP oil spill photography from the Boston.com photoblog 'The Big Picture.'

The effect that this disaster is and will continue to have on the environment and the local wildlife is heart-wrenching. When I saw the The Big Picture's BP oil spill photography I was awe-stricken.

Implications - Environmental tragedies have an enormous impact and therefore the emotional impact of products and art that feature such tragedies is also immense. Audiences feel connected to things that depict environmental issues and consumers are drawn toward products that advocate for eco-consciousness.