„gone to water“ is a short story by tim gautreaux. it tells the story of an oilspill in louisiana and an old man and his grandson who get in direct contact with it. it also adresses the changes in the swamp landscape due to a rise of water as well as a starting mental illness in grandpa claude – the main character. he has a hard time to differ the presence from the past. these two things even overlapp for him visually. this condition grows worse throughout the story. the 5 illustrations are mirroring the overall tone of the story. they picture key scenes in the tale and the progress of claudes illness. the black parts represent the present and the blue parts the past. they are slowly getting the upper hand, just like the visions from the past do for grandpa claude and the water did in the louisiana landscape.