Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Power of Objects
This is a "scarf" by Rika Mouw. It is made of salmon vertebrae and thread. Rika lives in Homer, Alaska (an amazing place for those who haven't been) near the Bristol Bay watershed home to the world's largest wild salmon run. This watershed is still a pristine wilderness and one from which subsistence, commercial and sport fishing are absolutely vital to this state. It is home to one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world, vast herds of caribou and countless species of migratory birds. It is also where there are plans to open up this region to a huge mining district the likes of which have not witnessed before.