Jill Bliss

Animal Habitat Artwork : Anima – Chinook Salmon Nation

18″ x 24″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2016.

My Anima series explores the shape and form of nature in the Pacific Northwest. This piece depicts the lifecycle & habitat of our Chinook salmon, a keystone species here in the Salish Sea and throughout the Southeast Pacific Coast Salmon Nation (Alaska, BC, Washington, Oregon, Northern California). This piece came out of several conversations I had with local researchers based on their years of intense salmon research.

This original artwork was commissioned by Kwiaht, Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea.