The salmon is a primary staple of both the diet and culture of Coast Salish and Northwest Native people.
This “Skipping School” design is a reissue of Louie Gong’s “Go Deep” in a different color. It was his first exploration into merging spray paint with Coast Salish designs. The original green “Go Deep” from 2014 was significant as the early piece was an important departure from the conventional "school" of Coast Salish art.
Original "Go Deep" Description:
This salmon design 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.
- Giclee Fine Art Print
- Limited Edition of 100
- 10" x 20" (w/ 1" border on the top and sides and a 2.5" border on the bottom)
- Arches Aquarelle Rag 310 gsm paper meets the highest archival standards
- Professionally packaged and shipped flat
- Please allow 3 to 4 business days for processing prior to shipping
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.