Fish in a tree-Tree in a fish / Sitka Spruce round and Wilson River Steelhead - Black
The largest single pulse of nitrogen or “tree food” is the bodies of millions of Salmon that nourish the NW Forests each year. In turn the trees shade the rivers keeping them cool for the Salmon as well as minimizing siltation which impacts their eggs and spawning.
We had a King when this 321 year old Sitka started growing in the earth here on the west coast. Since then it fell into a coastal river and was swept out to sea and then onto the sand spit at Westwind where we harvested a thin slice of it. Then we sanded, (2 days) flame treated and then brushed out the soft spring wood until it made into a "printing plate”
I caught this hatchery Steelhead buck and a cool morning in March on the coastal Wilson River. I will print him many times over and over again, honoring his life.
Image Size: 47.875"w X 29.5"h This image comes on a 1- 5/8” deep panel made from FSC Birch with black lacquered sides, printed with archival inks, and sealed with matte varnish and UV coating.