Dock & Paddle Como Park
ARTIST: Nickyworks Studio
LOCATION: Dock & Paddle Como Park
SPONSOR: Logix Transportation, a subsidiary of Berger Moving & Storage
ARTIST MESSAGE: For some years I have created paintings of endangered and at-risk marine animals. Atlantic puffin populations are in decline because of declining herring populations. This is caused by factors such as overfishing and warming waters. Ideally, adult puffins feed herring to their chicks. But as a result of diminishing populations of these fish, a significant number of chicks are starving. There are no other fish that fit in puffin chick’s beaks and mouths as well as herring. I’d like very much for the public to be more aware of this issue and question the need for trawler fishing and for the over-reliance on lifestyles that lead to the warming of our planet.