Crescent Moon - Long Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

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"This contemporary Coast Salish design depicts the moon, with an expression intended to evoke a sense of subtle, simple serenity. It is titled crescent moon because, as a contemporary Coast Salish artist, I have often wondered wHERE the Coast Salish design element of crescents came from. Since I have the teleological perspective that the conCENTric circles and ovals of Coast Salish deSIGN were inspired by the rains ripples formed in calm water, as well as dendrochronological tree rings, I could only look to nature for answers. Going by the traditional Coast Salish belief that nature is our teacher, I concluded that the cresCENTs of Coast Salish art were inspired by the cresCENT moon. I also had to ask wHERE cresCENTs came from from an etymological perspective. I concluded that the words conCENTric, ecCENTric, and cresCENT all share common root words having to do with the word “center” (one CENT is round.). So I have concluded that cresCENTs are formed by two converging eccenTRICKSTER circles."

Enrich your wardrobe with a versatile long sleeve tee! For a casual look, combine it with your favorite jeans, and layer it with a button-up shirt, a zip-up hoodie, or a snazzy jacket. Dress it up with formal trousers or chinos to achieve a more professional look!

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
  • Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
  • Retail fit
  • Crew neck
  • Cover-stitched collar
  • 2'' ribbed cuffs
  • Side-seamed
  • Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, or the US

Printed and Fulfilled from the USA or Mexico

lessLIE, or Leslie Robert Sam, (born 1973) is a Coast Salish artist from Duncan, BC. This highly talented and original artist works in multi-media, but particularly enjoys dealing with serigraphs. lessLIE holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations studies from Malaspina University-College and continued his academic career at the University of Victoria in Interdisciplinary Studies. While working on his undergraduate degree in 1995 lessLIE began studying Coast Salish art and continued doing so during his graduate studies at the University of Victoria. The artist draws on traditional iconographic elements, while inventively intertwining his art with contemporary texts.

Art by lessLIE