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