Drought

2007
Size: 91 cm h x 122 cm w, 36” h x 48” w
Media: Plaster, Thompson River sand, sockeye bones and oil paint on panel
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In 2006, British Columbia had experienced unseasonably high temperatures for extended periods causing drought conditions throughout the province. In October 2006, the Thompson River at MacArthur Park in Kamloops had extremely low water levels, and the riverbed consisted of a very large sandbar sprinkled with dead sockeye carcasses. Environmental stresses such as low water levels and warm temperatures are a contributing factor to the salmon’s vulnerability to parasites and diseases.