Artsits: Michelle Williams with the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission Artist Team/Salmon Recovery Program that included Thuy Luu-Beams, Billie-Gwen Russell and Paul Stasch
Materials: Vintage salmon packing labels, canning lids, reflective marine tape, paint, fabricated fishing gear, abalone and onyx
Location: The Olympia Center
This representation of the salmon's struggle to survive extinction and the commercial salmon fishing industry uses reproductions of rare and authentic salmon packing labels found in old cannery packing houses. The inspiration for the design came from the artists' professional commitment to salmon recovery as well as their personal experiences as fishers who enjoy the beauty of outdoors and heritage of Washington salmon.