Mary Jane JessenBFA, AFC Contemporary environmental paintings
The Three Bears
Subject: The black bears relationship to salmon Dimensions (centimeters): 60.96 x 91.44 x 7 Medium: Collage, Chinese ink prints from a sockeye, plaster castings from bear tracks, oil paint on panel Description: The Three Bears not only examines the relationship between the black bear and the Fraser River sockeye, but also questions the absence of 9 million sockeye in 2009. Salmon are the foundation for coastal ecosystems and are important to the black bear for a nutritionally balanced diet, to reproduce and survive. One theory suggests the lack of sockeye is due to the introduction of Atlantic salmon to the Pacific Northwest by Norwegien fish farmers. The farms appear to be causing a high incidence of parasites and disease within their geographic location. These unnatural occurences indirectly affect the young sockeye, who pass by on their journey north.
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