Sue Coccia - Granny Orca Original
Original pen & ink on paper with acrylics, beautifully framed
30” w x 21 H
The Orca is the largest member of the dolphin family, and this particular Orca “Granny” (J2), was the oldest on record. As the leader of the endangered southern resident killer whale population, Granny lived in the northeast Pacific Ocean and coastal bays of Washington state and British Columbia. Granny was estimated to have been born in 1911. She was last seen on October 12, 2016. Today, the southern residents are facing extinction due to a decline in their primary food source; chinook salmon. Dam and fish farm removal must be taken seriously as soon as possible if they are to have any chance of recovering.
The Orca culture is a matriarchal one, and coincidentally Granny had a half-moon notch in her dorsal fin ~ the crescent moon shape symbolizes the Goddess. See within her environment the playful Seal and hiding Frog. Also known as the Sea Wolf, she swims in pursuit of the Chinook Salmon. Find the Ladybug, she will bring you happiness and joy!
“We are all intricately connected, from tiny plankton to forage fish, salmon, orcas, tall firs and cedars, mountains, rivers
and the ocean. It is time to reflect, to reconnect, and to respond as better caretakers of our planet.”
Susan Berta, Orca Network
You can learn more about Orcas by visiting www.orcanetwork.org
Pick-up only in Edmonds, WA.