Soul Salmon Gallery

 

1. The People’s Salmon

 

Artist: This piece was “decorated by the citizens of Washington State”. Who was the Artist (or artists) behind the concept and Design?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: The surface treatment consists of the thumbprints of hundreds of Washington citizens.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon, Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team and Washington Dept. of Fish and Game

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The thumbprints symbolically show grass roots interest in the state of wild salmon and request that those in power take action to protect and restore wild populations.

Where Is It Now? Initially presented to Governor Gary Locke for permanent installation in Olympia.

Current location needs to be determined.

 

 

2. Jefferson Coho

 

Artist: Larry Eifert Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Realistic portrayal of leaping coho salmon with subtle illustrations of salmon habitat to be discovered in the artwork upon closer inspection.

Sponsor: Jefferson County Parks and Recreating Department

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Suggests the importance of salmon habitat in support of restoration efforts throughout the Chimacum Creek watershed.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

3. Garden Variety Coho

 

Artist: John Ferrie Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface decorated with forest wildflowers.

Sponsor: The Steelhead Society of British Columbia

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Suggests the connection between the forest and salmon through the wildflowers.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

4. Salmon ala King

 

Artist: Sally Prangley Rooney (Bainbridge Island)

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Whimsically painted and costumed salmon as superhero/medieval king.

Sponsor: Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge Island

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Reflects the Learning Center emphasis on playful hands-on and interactive learning.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

5. Salish Sea Soul

 

Artists: Teacher Valerie Sloan’s fourth, fifth and Sixth graders at Orcas Island Elementary School

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface painted with fish that are found in the Salish Sea.

Sponsor: The Funhouse Discovery Center, a hands-on learning center, gathering place and exhibit center on Orcas Island.

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Suggests the diversity of sea life in the region and the need to be aware of and protect them all.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

6. ICU (aka Reflectus)

 

Artist: Marty Peckman Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface covered with carefully selected and placed shards and pieces of broken mirror glass.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Capture the bright, shiny sparkle of wild salmon in their environment, and get viewers to reflect on their own connection to this fish.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

7. Quimper Coho

 

Artist: Max Grover, Port Townsend

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Illustrate the Port Townsend area landscape with playfully painted surface.

Sponsor: Port Townsend Main Street Project

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Show salmon as part of the natural and man-made fabric of the Quimper Peninsula area (where the Victorian city, Port Townsend is situated).

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

8. Puget Sound Explorer

 

Artist: Jon Soini Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Spawning colors with carefully rendered wooden sailcraft

Sponsor: Port Townsend Main Street Project

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Show salmon as part of the natural and man-made fabric of the Quimper Peninsula area (where the Victorian city, Port Townsend is situated).

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

9. Oncorhynchus Bodacicus

 

Artists: Loren White and Lane Quine Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Painted in classic Northwest Coast formline style and colors.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The graphics tell a story ... boy beating on drum, asking great Orca whale for help because his people are starving ... killer whales appear and herd salmon to them, bringing health and happiness to his people.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

10. Wrong Way Finnegan

 

Artist: Lynn Di Nino Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Painted salmon body with old airplane parts attached.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon, Rob Mohn and Shelly Morrison

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The piece commemorates the story of the Irish aviator, Douglas Corrigan who became famous after crossing the Atlantic to Ireland in his old plane, thinking he was heading for America ... thus becoming known as Wrong Way Corrigan. Here he becomes “Finnegan” and his story is only limited by our imaginations.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

11. First Salmon

 

Artists: Loren White, Lane Quine, and Steve Brown Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Body decorated with classic Northwest Coast style formline curves and colors.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon, Rob Mohn and Shelly Morrison

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The piece reminds viewers of the long cultural spiritual and physical connection between salmon and the Native peoples who lived throughout the Pacific Northwest. The richness of their culture, represented through its art and stories, were largely the result of the richness of their environment, with the salmon being the foundation of their diet.

Where Is It Now?  The initial First Salmon is presently owned by the Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group. Current location needs to be determined. A second sculpture was reportedly commissioned but its design, execution and location need to be verified.

 

 

12. Nicklomackle

 

Artist: Sara Genn Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Body decorated in bright, abstract colors with poetic verse etched onto the surface.

Sponsor: Steelhead Society of British Columbia

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The name celebrates the river along the US-Canada Border, a place which supports salmon runs and inspired the verses by the artist about her childhood experiences living along it.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

13. Ali the Aluminum Salmon

 

Artist: Pete Langley Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Little known and long-forgotten processes were used to create this sand-cast sculpture entirely from recycled aluminum.

Sponsor: Wooden Boat Foundation, Port Townsend

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Etched low-relief sides depict scenes from Northwest Coast myth, marine life, coastal environment and human endeavor.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

14. Ancient One

 

Artist: Amy Burnett  Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: surface painting

Sponsor: Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The illustration tells the tale of the mythic Salmon Woman helping the “Ancient One” (original salmon) return home after many challenges.

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

 

15. Save The Last Dance For Me (Esmeralda)

 

Artist: Ela Brickson, Port Townsend

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Paint and fabric and cement additions to the original salmon blank.

Sponsor: Jefferson Land Trust

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Whimsical portrayal of “idealistic journey of the female salmon’s life path in a world not yet out of balance ... she is dressed in celebration of her last dance upstream.” The base includes the stanzas of the original poem with the same title.

Where Is It Now?  Piece has been restored and is privately owned by a Port Ludlow resident, with plans to have it on public display at special events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Luna Lox

 

Artist: Sara Mall Johani, Chimacum

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Special fiberglass mix and process, resulting in a smooth “alabaster” look by day, and a “glowing-moonlight” salmon by night (due to internal light). It was designed to be made to order as a unique garden/patio/yard light feature.

Sponsor: The Lateral Line

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Symbolizes the “Ghost Salmon”, lighting our way to a future of environmental health and salmon abundance.

Where Is It Now? Personal collection of Sara Mall Johani and Tom Jay (marking the entrance to their forest home at night). Further additions of this piece may be available by request.

 

 

17. Oncorhynchus Rastrosus

Artist: Ray Troll

This piece was included in the catalog as a concept proposal, but not executed.

 

 

 

18. Prey For Us

 

Artist: Tiko Kerr Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Painted body with additional materials (elk antlers and mink pelts).

Sponsor: Steelhead Society of British Columbia

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The title is a pun, and, with the design, is a visual statement on the “trophies” we take out of our natural environment. The result is an entirely new species of salmon.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

 

19. Name That Fish

 

Artist: Jack Gunter, Camano Island, WA

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Scales rendered in flattened copper pennies above the lateral line and silver metal scales below, with shiny metalic paint on rest of body.

Sponsor: The Padilla Bay Foundation (near Mount Vernon, WA).

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Artistic treatment inspired by the “shimmering vitality of salmon surging beneath the sea.”

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

20. Spirit Child

 

Artists: Loren White and Lane Quine Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Smaller (about 4 ft.) fiberglass form depicting an alevin (what a salmon looks like just after it hatches from the egg, with its egg sac). Painted in classic Northwest Coast formline style and colors.

Sponsor: Rainshadow Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Sequim)

Salmon-Inspired Concept: This is one of a four piece “family” group (adult male, adult female, and two alevins) which celebrates the Native peoples of the Northwest for whom salmon were the primary food source, through their artform.

Where Is It Now?  Currently at the Lateral Line Foundry in Chimacum, WA, available for purchase. Was the second alevin, “Cascadia” ever realized?

 

 

 

21. Lethe

 

Artists: Linda Okazaki Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface painted in bright and iridescent colors.

Sponsor: Jefferson Arts Center Project, Port Townsend, WA

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Name “Lethe” comes from Greek mythology. It refers to the River of Forgetfulness, where if one touches the water, one must also drink from the river “Memory”. The artists states that “our task is to embrace the memory of our imagination and dreams of a better future.”

Where Is It Now? Needs to be determined.

 

 

22. Coho Sunset

 

Artists: Sam Carter Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface painted with laminated gold and silver leaf with acrylic.

Sponsor: The Steelhead Society of British Columbia

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Colors speak to the many colors found in wild salmon, especially during spawning.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

23. Canned Salmon

 

Artists: Chris Wooten and Vladimir Shakov Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface covered with aluminum from hundreds of recycled cans, using ancient Japanese thatching principles as well as intricate folding and nailing to represent salmon scales.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon

Salmon-Inspired Concept: The creative re-use of materials is meant to be a metaphor for society finding other innovative ways to reuse and recycle materials.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

24. Spawned Out King

 

Artist: Rainy Daze Artist location?

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Surface painted with the addition of authentic seal fangs and abalone shell pieces.

Sponsor: Soul Salmon, the artist, and Swains General Store, Port Angeles.

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Teeth and colors reflect how mature salmon change during spawning.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

25. Max-A-Million

 

Artist: Painted by primary and intermediate school students of South Whidby Island (who was behind the concept, teacher?)

Artistic Treatment/Concept: Color scheme based on spawning colors of coho, with salmon-egg-like texture created by student thumb prints.

Sponsor: Maxwelton Salmon Adventure (location?)

Salmon-Inspired Concept: Fish is meant to resemble spawning salmon who come up Maxwelton Creek near the student’s school. The name reflects the dream that someday there will be a million salmon returning to the creek.

Where Is It Now?  Needs to be determined.

 

 

26. Cascadia

 

Concept sketch only, piece never realized.