Peter Boome 22.5" x 15.5" Print - "Connections"
Limited Edition Serigraphs By Peter Boome
Peter Boome is a member of the Upper Skagit Tribe of Washington State. He works in a variety of mediums but has focused primarily on graphic work, the last several years as a result of his academic schedule. Peter specializes in Hand-pulled serigraphs, as a printer Peter has worked with both new and established artist, as far away as New Zealand and Canada. Peter earned his AA from Northwest Indian College, his BAS from the Evergreen State College and his JD from the University of Washington School of Law.
Peter's work has been aggressively sought after by collectors throughout the world. He has a number of pieces in various European countries as well as New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Africa. Peter is a regular attendee of many prestigious juried art markets and events throughout the country. His work has shown at institutions such as the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Some other places Peter has also shown include the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, Indian Art Market in Santa Fe, and the Washington State History Museum where his work is part of the permanent collection.
For more information about Peter and his art visit his website and blog at www.araquin.com
There used to be hundreds of thousands of sea otters living on the west coast. These otters inhabited vast kelp (sea weed) forests with many varies of fish and other aquatic life. After the fir trade decimated the otter population these kelp forests started to disappear. One of the leading theories was that sea urchins eat kelp. Urchins are one of the otter's favorite foods, without otters to control their population the urchins simply eat and eat. Urchins themselves are amazing creatures. It isn't known how long they live but they can live indefinitely, they don't age the way most creatures do they simply wait for something to eat them. Some urchins off the coast of Washington State have been found to be over 200 years old. This design has a lot going on. It is a sea otter with an urchin. The body of the otter represents the fish that depend on the kelp forest. The shoulder is a bear which depends on the salmon. The otter's hand is a human hand which depends on the natural world and also had been the instrument of natural disruption. The image reminds us that even with a simple scene there are many important connections. The two version represent male and female.
All of Peter's Serigraphs are hand printed on acid free cotton rag. For all of Peter's serigraphs he prints 5 artists' proofs and one printer's which are not available to the public. Occasionally Peter will issue a remake. All stencils are destroyed upon completion of the series. Peter does not re-issue series. This print is 35/50.
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