I wanted to share this mixed media piece with all of you. It is inspired by the plight of Salmon in California’s northern river systems. The assignment for my art class was to create variations on a theme, the theme of Salmon.
Salmon have been severally over fished and are rarely able to make it up stream to spawn due to damming, pollution and sedimentary waste that fills spawning sites when logging practices unsettle the earth which washes into the rivers during heavy rains.
I researched the male and female forms of Salmon and did my best to represent them in the piece. It is my hope that one day soon, the Salmon will be able to spawn and live out their proper life cycles without interference from human environmental degradation.
If Anyone is further interested in the plight of Endangered Salmon Species (especially in California) here is the link to KS Wild, an organisation that is active in helping to create healthy eco-systems and watersheds in the area.