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Contemporary environmental paintings
The Three Bears - The black bears relationship to salmon by Mary Jane Jessen
  The Three Bears  (2010)
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.
Original Available For Sale: Yes

Limited Edition Available: No
Conservation Committment: 15% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)
This artwork is dedicated to: Raincoast Conservation Society  


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