This serigraph honors the Spring Chinook traveling up the Columbia River. The four corners of this image are interpretations by Susana of an early carving found at the mouth of the John Day River. The four graphic designs in the center represent the original Celilo Falls where gatherings of many Indigenous tribes once gathered to fish and trade. 22” x 30”
About Susana Santos:
The artwork of Native American Artist, Susana Santos (1954-2006) Tygh/Yakama was recently released to the market place. I have the honor to make available her original paintings, serigraphs, and fine art reproductions.
As a painter, sculptor, and writer, Susana Santos was dedicated to interpreting the rich legacy of Native people. She was also a tireless advocate for the rights of indigenous children and tribal fishing. Her artwork is a vibrant depiction of the Native world using rich colors to create dynamic landscapes and a deep narrative that illuminates historic and contemporary memories. From her signature hats to her inspiring giggle, Susana was a remarkable creator of beauty with an authentic vision.
Susana's serigraphs were hand-pulled and created on archival paper. Her original paintings are in excellent condition and have been carefully stored. Because of Susana's untimely passing, there is a limited amount of work available.