Bio: Rick Bartow (Wiyot), born on the Oregon Coast, is one of Oregon’s most important contemporary artists.
Note: The text is in the Yurok language; it was once thought that the Mad River Band, from which Rick Bartow’s father is descended, was Yurok. Rick did a good deal of study of that language and incorporated it into much of his work in the form of titles or text. It’s subsequently been proven that they were in fact Wiyot, another small group that was geographically close but otherwise quite different in language and customs. This print is one of 10 available for purchase.