Tony Foster, Mile 276.5: From Below Campbell’s Ferry Looking 340o N Upriver, 2002  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  10 x 15 7/8 in. / 1 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.  |  2002.1.19

Tony Foster Journey 11 | 2002 | 31 artworks

The Whole Salmon

commissioned by The Sun Valley Center for the Arts

Painting locations: Idaho

Tony Foster created The Whole Salmon as part of a larger group exhibition at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho. For this journey, Foster produced a chronological series of paintings that depicted his experience traveling down the Salmon River. During the month-long rafting trip—one of his first river journeys—Foster encountered a surprising variety of landscape features including steep canyons, vast flatlands, and green meadows. Each landscape painting pays homage to the Salmon River in some form. The souvenirs that accompany each watercolor reflect on the history of the river, from prehistoric times to present day. The pieces from this journey were exhibited alongside the work of three other artists—a writer, a photographer, and a composer—whose pieces reflected on the river and the people who live along it.

“There is something uniquely appropriate about making watercolour diaries about river journeys…you are literally carried away by your subject.”
— Tony Foster
Tony Foster,  Mile 363.5 , 2002  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  9 7/8 x 21 7/8 in. / 1 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.  |  2002.1.24

Tony Foster, Mile 363.5, 2002  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  9 7/8 x 21 7/8 in. / 1 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.  |  2002.1.24


Painting locations

  • United States
    • Salmon River, Idaho

Past Tour locations

2003–04

  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho
 

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