Christine Montague http://christinemontagueart.wordpress.com/ The Invasive Species
June 9th, 2011 Salmon Run Project Opening. Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre After June 9th, see Christine's sculpture at "Zest for Living", 6 Elizabeth St. S., Port Credit
Christine Montague is an award-winning Mississauga visual artist who paints and exhibits figurative landscape oil paintings in her studio at the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre. She is also a portrait artist (Dr. Oscar Peterson, Living Arts Centre) and an emerging photographer.
With The Invasive Species, Christine wishes to provoke thought on how urban development has been "built on the backs" of the Credit River salmon. The increase of impermeable surfaces such as roofs, patios, and roads means rain carries debris, oil, gas (from roadways) and silt through the hundreds of Mississauga storm sewers directly into the river. This black and brown water stresses the salmon, kills the insects they feed on and buries their spawning grounds.
Christine has written about her salmon run process on her blog.