Parvicapsula

2008
Size: 61 cm h x 122 cm w, 24” h x 48” w 8 sq ft, $1,760
Media: Collage and oil paint on canvas
Sale price: Contact artist

Parvicapsula is a parasite that attacks a salmon’s kidneys and can potentially cause a high mortality rate among spawners. In the background of the painting is a tissue section of a sockeye glomerulus infected with the parvicapsula parasite.

Resources:

Bower, Dr. Susan. Parasitologist, Scientist Emeritus, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC

Jones, Dr. Simon. Salmonid immunology and parasitology. Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC