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Kyuquot Sunset - Designs by Nytom
Kyuquot Sunset

During Tribal Journeys 2009, I met a young man who joined the Kyuquot Canoe Family. He was Principal of the School in our village and was interested in participating in the journey, to paddle with and learn about the people. We had many wonderful conversations, and he shared a teaching that has helped children to relax and pay attention to their lessons. Inviting an elder from the village to share their oral histories gave children a sense of pride and respect for their elders and helped them focus more diligently on their studies. Nytom discovered later that the man had lost his father to cancer and never had the opportunity to say goodbye. Kyuquot sun set was created to commemorate the passing of his father, and to illustrate that as long as remember the teaching of our elders, their spirit will never die.

  • 2009
  • Edition of 50
  • 16” by 16”
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Listening to my Inner Spirit - Designs by Nytom
Listening to My Inner Spirit

Nytom sometimes finds himself challenged with situations and not sure what direction he should turn or what action to take. There is a comfort, however, in knowing that his ancestors guide his actions and, like the wolves in this design, whisper to him and offer advice. All one has to do is listen.

  • 2015
  • Edition of 50
  • 16” by 16”
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Living in a Perfect World - Designs by Nytom
Living in a Perfect World

Nytom often wonders what it would take to live in a perfect world: A place where people took only what they needed, left the rest for others and always got along. This image is what I imagined the world would be like if there was such a place.

  • 2016
  • Edition of 50
  • 16” by16”
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Pairing Wolves - Limited Edition Giclee’ Print - Designs by Nytom
Pairing Wolves

Wolves mate for life, and Nytom often uses the wolf to inspire his imagination in creating new designs. In the cultures of coastal peoples the wolf means a great deal, and is used in ceremonies to remind us to first take care of our elders and young, before ourselves. The design shows two wolves paired off, looking at each other and another wolf pair yet to be born.

  • 2016
  • Edition of 50
  • 16” by 16”
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Talking Circle - Limited Edition Giclee’ Print - Designs by Nytom
Talking Circle

Looking closely at this design, you can see two faces sharing one mouth. This represents the concept of people agreeing on an idea. There are four other faces incorporated in the design, which add their own interpretation to the concept of the talking circle. New ideas keep our cultural moving. Change is the constant. We embrace the change as we move ahead in our society.

  • 2016
  • Edition of 50
  • 16 by 16”
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Thunderbird Serpent - Designs by Nytom - Artwork
Thunderbird Serpent

Reflections from the Thunderbird myth.

  • 2018
  • 16” by 16”
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Thunderbird and Women - Designs by Nytom
Thunderbird Woman Transforms

The central figure in this design is a female entity, representing the matriarchal nature of our society. The women of coastal tribes were entrusted to hold, protect and preserve the names, songs and dances of their people. This high honor was bestowed upon women because they were entrusted with giving birth and being the primary caretakers of the children. Light heartedly, it is sometimes said, ‘you often see a Native man walking in front of a Native woman, and that is so the woman can tell the man which way to go.’ From a more serious perspective, it is known that men once lived severe lifestyles as hunters and warriors. It was important to recognize that if anything dreaded happened to the men, women would bear the heavy responsibility of keeping traditional cultures alive and flourishing.

  • 2013
  • Edition of 50
  • 21” by 21”
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Thunderbirds - Limited Edition Giclee’ Print - Designs by Nytom
Thunderbirds

‘Thunderbirds’ is a drum design that came forth years ago. Nytom has revisited it often with the intent of creating a limited-edition print. At a potlatch in the late 1980s, Mowachaht leader Jerry Jack asked to have a design painted on his drum. It was natural to conceive a design representative of his love for his three children and their love and respect for him. The children felt much pride in their father and his efforts to keep the culture alive, and they were always ready to sing and dance at their father’s request. Even though years have passed and his children are now adults, they are just as dedicated as their father to keeping the culture alive.

  • 2010
  • Edition of 50
  • 18” by 18”
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Whale Hunter - Limited Edition Giclee’ Print - Designs by Nytom
Whale Hunter

The Makah have hunted whales on the open ocean since time and memorial. Whales have provided Makah people with food and valuable raw materials, and the practice continues to be a source of spiritual and ceremonial strength. In 1999, the Makah successfully hunted a grey whale, exemplifying the Makahs’ ability to control their own affairs and revitalize this rich culture as traditional coastal people.

  • 2018
  • Edition of 25
  • 16” by 16”
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Wolf Brothers - Designs by Nytom
Wolf Brothers

There is no stronger bond in our culture than the one between two siblings. Two brothers are joined in this design by the spirit of their ancestors, the wolf.

  • 2016
  • Edition of 50
  • 16” by 16”
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Children Born of the Sun - Designs by Nytom
Children Born of the Sun

Making his way through this world as an artist has given Nytom opportunities to convey the deep meaning of the teachings passed down by his elders. An important teaching of his grandparents was, “It is the hearts of others with values that help preserve a positive way of life.” In this design ‘Children Born of the Sun’ there appears the idea of the importance of teaching others the ways of our people. The Sun is representative of the Creator to many cultures throughout the world, and together with the Earth it transforms all living things. Nytom’s grandmother liked to say that “when you see a rainbow in the sky, it means someone’s prayers are being answered.” The faces represent the spirits of our ancestors and children not yet born. How fortunate we are to have the sense of responsibility to teach others the ways of our people. We are truly all Children Born of the Sun.

  • 2008
  • Edition of 150
  • 15” by 19”
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Double Welcome - Limited Edition Giclee’ Print - Designs by Nytom
Double Welcome

This is a special design Nytom has often revisited. It represents him and his partner living in the Circle of Life. After Nytom moved to Sequim, they had a Christmas holiday party for their friends, to enjoy each other’s company while sharing in the holiday spirit. They presented each guest with a copy of this design to show their appreciation for honoring the invitation.

  • 2009
  • Edition of 50
  • 16” by 16”
not rated $200.00
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