Ah, I loved reading that book. We did a whole thing on Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now in one of my AP English classes in high school. I think I still have the photographs from my friend's and my project for it.
It might have involved taking artsy photos of fake skulls in dark woodsy places. I also may have taken Barbie heads, impaled them on sticks, and lit them on fire.
We then took a burnt imapled Barbie head, stuck it in a dirt flower pot, and gave it to our professor as a token of our appreciation for his lit class.
He was one of the awesomest teachers ever.
On a not-me-related note, I gotta say I'm lovin your piece--I feel like it's a beautiful illustration of the themes and tone of the book. This is book cover material