New artwork looks at the relationship between BC's resident orcas and chinook salmon


BC's resident orcas depend on healthy Chinook salmon stocks in order to thrive. In this piece I wanted to allude to the fact that wild Chinook salmon populations are in decline on BC's Southern coast, by painting them as disappearing outlines. In the bottom left I included an image of sound waves, in recognition of the orca's sensitivity to underwater sounds. In the top left is a write up from decades past about oil tanker traffic on the coast, which poses an increasing threat to all coastal marine life here in BC. Finally, the background image that underlies the whole piece is a marine chart of the Georgia Strait, home to these amazing species.


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