This is one of my latest work in Canada, and the first one I do in an open space for people to enjoy it. This bank is located in part of the Hoy Creek hatchery, where giant vats are placed in it. This place is called Capilano, and here, is where they send little babies fish, born from eggs on trays in the incubation room. Particularly, despite the cold I felt, painting outdoors, in winter, I really enjoyed this work, not only the process of art in itself, specially because I could follow closely the evolution of how from a simple and beautiful little egg pink-orange-salmon, little eyes begin to appear first, and after that pinky sphere, a tiny head can be seen on one side and a small tail on the other, and what is still an egg begins to swim. It's really exciting and touching to see how Mother Nature is in all the smallest details, to that a new life to be created.
From this delicate rosy little egg, a new fish that grows in the stream, shows golden brownish almost gold colours. Then that fish, proceeds to the river, from the river to the sea, and here, this fish, becomes as an adult with an incredible silvery reflections in their skin between olive green and deep blue. There, at the sea, salmons, spend a few years and begin to travel their way back to the river. When it's time to hatch their eggs, they return to the same stream where they were born. Once they all are gathered, after their long journey, the females seek a quiet place among the rocks, to lay their eggs and the males follow them. There, in the place they chose to set the eggs, they die in the creek once they fulfilled their mission, thus closing the cycle and giving life to a new one that begins. This is my humble tribute to one of the many wonders of Nature, which does not cease to be amazed and excited about his work silent and wise. Thank Niall Williams, who was the creator of beautiful wooden bench in which I inspired to reflect this miracle of nature.