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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/16754/artist/1469/artwork/high-19663">On High</a>" by Dorset Norwich-Young | Canada

On High

Wallhanging by Dorset Norwich-Young
48.00" H x 48.00" W
Year Completed:
Gary Oak trees high on a rocky bluff
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Artist will donate 25% to Raincoast Conservation Society and 25% to AFC from sale of this work.
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Price: $8,000 USD
The only native oak species in western Canada, the Garry Oak, is a rare hardwood community found along the Pacific Northwest coast from southeast Vancouver Island, British Columbia to California, USA. Land conversion for agricultural, residential and industrial development has vastly reduced the extent of Garry Oak ecosystems. Less than 5% now remain in near-natural condition. Garry Oak ecological communities are typically meadows both upland and marine and often inhabited by the wildflowers, purple camas and yellow buttercup, accompanying garter snakes and alligator lizards creating rich mosaics of plant and animal species. There are also small colonies of Garry Oaks on sunny upland bluffs and marine rocky outcroppings, which I have chosen to feature in this painting titled "On High". I am captivated with their striking, gnarly shapes, and often choose these trees to feature in my artwork.



On High | Wallhanging by Dorset Norwich-Young | Artists for Conservation 2021

2023 Artists for Conservation Exhibit Book