Salmon Forest #3 8x16" framed textile
When the salmon run up the rivers to spawn, they are either captured by wildlife or die after laying their eggs. Wildlife like bears drag their corpses into the woods, where the remains decompose, becoming an important source of Nitrogen for the trees.The trees hold the banks and keep the river water fresh.
A special heavy Nitrogen molecule, 15N, can be directly traced from the salmon to the tree rings. In testing, it is then possible to determine the relative populations of migrating salmon from year to year, for the entire life span of the tree. This research helps us understand the influence of various human populations, from First Nations to more recent settlements, and to rethink how we harvest both the salmon and the trees.
Purchasing information: go to my website - My Works/Available Works/Heartwood Trees
2105 S State St
Artwork Installation Info:
Saturday, September 21st
1pm - 5pm
*All work must be taken home on after the show on Sep 21, 2019. More details below*
8pm - 2am