Luts’as Ihqelts’ (PRESALE)

Luts’as Ihqelts’ (PRESALE)

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Please note this Limited Edition print is a presale. Only 30 are being printed and will ship Mid-Late July. 

16" x 20"  with 1" white border

unframed limited edition of 30,  Signed. 

2024

Coast Salish art’s three main design elements are circles, crescents and trigons. I have used all three of these shapes to create an original design that mimics the Moon's gravitational force on our waterways. At the top right is a moon face, and using crescents and trigons, I created a ripple effect in the surrounding area. Below the moon is a reflection of a trout head, which pays tribute to the waters and lands that sustain us. 

Within the circles of the eyes, I have featured abalone inlay. Many West Coast Indigenous Nations use Abalone. It is a valuable gift from our oceans, and we often adorn ourselves with it, add it to regalia, or inlay it into carvings and jewelry. 

The Quw'utsun are known as salmon people, so ensuring the health and well-being of our waterways and trade routes reflects the quality of life we ensure through caring for the land and our people. By combining all of these elements into an illustration, this artwork represents the beauty and resilience of Coast Salish values and beliefs that have been passed down for generations like ripples in the water.

Our food and waterways have connected us across the land through trade systems, so we are taught to take great care of these relationships with one another and the land. We are all connected to Mother Earth. Nuts’a’maat Shqwalsun, one heart, one mind, we are all one.”

Printed on archival quality paper and a perfect matte finish for framing.

• Printed on Breathing Color Pura Smooth paper (archival quality)
• 300gsm weight
• Matte finish, no surface glare
• Printed by an 11 colour Epson printer using Epson Ultrachrome HDX inks
• Inks are museum quality and feature print permanence ratings of up to 200 years
• Resistant to humidity, UV and atmospheric ozone