In this piece, "Rez Cat" is stalking a Coast Salish hummingbird. 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). Today, like every day, is both a good and bad day -- it all depends on perspective.
Featuring beautiful striking cultural art, these notebooks are elegant but sturdy, and they’re perfect for everyday use. Write stories, take notes or keep to-do lists in your notebook!
- 96 sheets of cream colored lined paper
- PU Leather and Paper Cover
- 10 cm x 18 cm
Louie Gong (Nooksack), founder of Eighth Generation, is a self-taught artist who was raised by his grandparents in the Nooksack tribal community in northwest Washington. He got his start by painting cultural art on shoes, but realized that creating one-of-a-kind pieces did not provide a sustainable pathway to success, and began applying his artwork to accessibly-priced products. Louie’s unique style merges traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his mixed heritage and urban environment to create work that resonates widely across communities and cultures.
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