Paintings and Drawings > 2011

Painting of a grizzly bear and the trophic levels, the food that it eats including wild carrot, wild parsnip, deer, fawn, baby elk, wild salmon, mushrooms, pine nuts, beaver, crayfish, rabbit, bunny, bird eggs, worms, blueberries, blackberries raspberries
"Grizzly Eats"
Watercolor on Paper

In this painting I have created a landscape composed entirely of different foods a grizzly bear eats to survive. In the background there are White bark Pine Trees that are dying. This alludes to the current threatened extinction of this vital food source (pine nuts) due to a non-native fungus (white bark blister rust) and mountain pine beetles, which are surviving through warmer winters thus damaging the trees.