Chinook Salmon Nation
(Animal Habitats series)
18″ x 24″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2016.
My Anima series explores the shape and form of nature in the Pacific Northwest. This piece depicts the lifecycle & habitat of our Chinook salmon, a keystone species here in the Salish Sea and throughout the Southeast Pacific Coast Salmon Nation (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, BC, Alaska). This piece came out of several conversations I had with local researchers based on their years of intense local salmon research.
This original artwork was commissioned by Kwiaht, Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea.