Each week until the end of August the Terrace Standard will be showcasing a contributing artist to the Skeena Salmon Art Festival at the Terrace Art Gallery. Following the widespread salmon fishery closures along the Skeena and Nass Rivers, organizers hope the exhibit will provide a way for people to express their strong admiration for the fish through artistic expression.
In this feature series, the artists will share their thoughts on the subject in their own words.
This week’s artist, Roderick Brown:
“Skeena salmon have and continue to be the main source of inspiration in my work. I feel honoured and humbled by the support of our community for this festival and my art in general. So much of what Terrace is, and has been, revolves around this iconic fish. I am very grateful for the folks that have taken the initiative to kickstart this festival and I look forward to being a part of many more.”