Brian D. Tripp
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Fishing For Luck

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on canvas*
T17 18" x 23¼"
45
Printed on paper
T18 14" x 18"
95
"These are the nature people, the everyday people that are outside just laying around, looking around, looking at you from wooden piles and from the tree trunks, and from everything in nature, and it's like this room here is the big pond. All of us are out there on this big pond and we're fishing, fishing for luck, fishing for everyday, just out there seeing what's there, testing out the water so to speak. So they're out there, each one has a different level they're fishing at. Each one has a different kind of bait. They all have different things that they lik eand disklike, but they're in this thing together. They have one fishing pole between them. One hook that comes down that's got three barbs, but like I say, they're fishing for different things. So they're just ou tthere fishing for different things, seeing what maybe they might catch. They're fishermen."

Full Moon

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on canvas
T09 55" x 40"
7
Printed on paper
T10 37½" x 27¼"
95


He Got Out of It

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on paper
T12 14" x 11"
75


His Back to the Fire

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on paper
T26 8" x 13¼"
95


Ishi Pishi End of the Trail

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on paper
T24 14" x 17"
95

"On the west side of the Klamath River is what used to be a large village called Ishi Pishi in the Karuk Center of the World. Ishi Pishi means 'at the end of the trail.' Ishi Pishi Falls--people come and fish there. The white triangle is A-u-ich, the big mountain that looks like a big pyramid, right in the Center of the World, it's where the Klamath River runs into the Salmon. I call it an anchor that holds everything down. The River is blue and it runs past the mountain. On the other side of the river [bottom right of the artwork] is Kat-a-meen, which is like the capital, in the Karuk Center of the World."


Mountains Moving

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on paper
T02 24" x 36"
95

"We have a mountain up there [on the Siskiyou County line where the Salmon River runs to the Klamath] that looks just like this...It loks like a big pyramid. Actually, it's moving. All the mountains are moving. You know, people tend to believe that everything is just 'that's the way it is,' just in my lifetime I've seen our country change so much.  I've actually seen mountains go from here to here. That's what this is about--an earthquake... [This area] is what we call the center of the world. That's where I'm from."


Not Anyone in Particular

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on canvas
T21 18" x 14"
45
Printed on paper
T22 14" x 11"
95

Rain Down on Me

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on paper
T14 14" x 11"
75

Red Sticks

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on canvas
T15 18" x 23¼"
45
T15.5 18" x 23¼" embellished
Printed on paper
T16 14" x 18"
95
T16.5 14" x 18" embellished

Rid of My Fears
(2)

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on paper
T20 29" x 24"
45

Someday You Might Have to Fight for What You Believe In

Item # Size
Edition Size
Printed on canvas
T05 61" x 40"
6
Printed on paper
T06 37" x 24½"
95
"That means exactly what it says. You have to figh tfor what you believe in some time. You're not going to get nothing for free. There's other people out there and they have other ideas, other things. They'd just as soon run right over the top of you if they had to. So, even if your belief doesn't quite fit everybody else's mold, if this is what you believe, and it is real, and it is right, like I said, one person might be righ tand the rest of them wrong. That's happened many times. It takes one person to talk the rest of them into this is what is really right, so you have to be able to argue. You have to be able to convince, this is what's right. One day you might have to fight fo rit. So this guy is all decked out for his fight. He's got his bow and arrow and he's a warrior. He's a survivor."
Examples of other works by Brian Tripp . . .

IV

V

VI

Fuel for the Spritual Fire

He Wasn't Found
Under Some Rock


He Would Stop
Only to Rest


Holding Up Their End
Of the World


Ik Tuk I Tuk, aka Picus Pileatus

In Captivity

It Hasn't Been Easy

Me, Myself, the Fire, and I

Menagee Twa Gee

Pound Pound Pound
Feel Their Power Shake the Ground


Red Coat

Rid of My Fears
(1)

Right From the Start

River Crossing

Some Like It Hot

Straight Up

They Talk It Out

Waiting for the Right Time to Move
*Printed on the Roland Hi-Fi Jet 500 Eight Color Printer w/100% Pigment Ink