Jill Bliss

Animal Habitat Artwork : Anima – Steller Sea Lion Whale Rocks

18″ x 24″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2017.

My Anima series explores the shape and form of nature in the Pacific Northwest. Here are Stellers at Whale Rocks, one of their favorite congregation spots when they come to the Salish Sea between mating seasons. Well, the “loser dudes” come to congregate, commiserate and practice fighting for the next season. A lucky few get to stay out on the Pacific Coast with the ladies, a spot they’ve literally fought everyone else for, and won. It’s because of their natural aggression that males live only about half as long as females.

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