Scott Schuldt
Skagit Paddle
Ash, acrylic paint, varnish, 2010

The Skagit River runs from British Columbia to enter the Salish Sea about 40 miles north of Seattle.
Hydroelectric dam construction started in 1917 with 3 dams, Gorge, Diablo and Ross being completed by 1940. The Skagit below the Gorge Dam still has a healthy population of salmon but without fish ladders no salmon exist above that point.

A map of the Skagit River lies underneath modified salmon canning labels positioned where the dams are found. A spawning pink (humpy) salmon graces the tip.

Status - sold