Raven Skyriver’s life and art are dedicated to raising awareness for and appreciation for the earth’s marine life, particularly the species of the north Pacific and Salish Sea (Puget Sound). There is no more important being to the life-cycle of the Northwest than the salmon. It has sustained the orca, the forests, and the native human population of the coast for millennia. With “Tyee“, a blown glass masterpiece, Raven honors the magnificent spring Chinook salmon, known as “tyee” or “the chief” in Nuu–chah–nulth. The tyee‘s life begins in the rivers of the Northwest, and after years at sea it returns to spawn and die in the same river where it was hatched years prior.