In 2010, Louie adopted a scruffy-looking wild tabby kitten from the Muckleshoot Reservation, where he was working at the time. On his first night at Louie’s house, an exhausted “Rez Cat” curled up in his new litter box and went to sleep, presumably because he was used to sleeping in dirt and gravel. As Rez Cat got older, he would often stay out all night hunting and leave various “presents” at Louie’s doorstop in the morning. Since then, Rez Cat has been a common subject in Louie’s art (and now has a softer bed to rest on). In this piece, Rez Cat is stalking a Coast Salish hummingbird. Today, like every day, is both a good and bad day—it all depends on perspective.
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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)
- Open edition; made by Eighth Generation
- 15" x 20.5" artwork size; 17.5" x 24" 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: spray paint, acrylic, and wood stain on wool panel
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