The salmon is a primary staple of both the diet and culture of Coast Salish and Northwest Native people, as well as the subject of Nooksack artist Louie Gong's Go Deep Fine Art Print.
Go Deep was inspired by a fishing trip to the Chehalis River in British Columbia. Louie’s Uncle Pete hooked a giant coho. Instead of trying to swim away downstream, the salmon dove down toward the bottom of the river. Although Uncle Pete ultimately brought the coho in, its unexpected dive was an image that stuck with Louie. The dynamic motion and materials used are characteristic of Louie’s aesthetic that seamlessly blends the contemporary and traditional.
Go Deep was Louie's first exploration into merging spray paint with Coast Salish designs. Its 2014 creation was significant as the early piece was an important departure from the conventional "school" of Coast Salish art. Like Louie's style? Shop his other work in Louie's "shop by artist" section.
Our Native-designed fine art prints are created in our studio on archival paper. This is one more example of our Native business taking back production so we can further invest in our artists and community!
Known as giclée prints (pronounced "zhe-clay"), our fine art prints are distinguished from mass-produced prints due to their quality, longevity, and value. We print using a state-of-the-art, large-format fine art printer in our Seattle-based art studio. Because they're printed on acid-free paper, our prints won't degrade over time, and when displayed out of direct sunlight will maintain their color saturation and fine detail for decades.
- Giclée fine art print (unframed)
- 10.5" x 22.5" artwork size; 12.5" x 26.5" print size with border
- Canson Aquarelle Rag 310 gsm paper meets the highest archival standards
- Professionally packaged and shipped flat
- Hand-signed by the artist
- Eighth Generation’s fine art prints include "AC" for "Artist Centered." This unique denotation references our purposeful effort to align business practices with artist interests rather than collector interests.
- Original work is mixed media: acrylic, spray paint
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